Hemangiomas are tumors of vascular origin and represent less than 3% of benign neoplasm of the esophagus. We herein report a case of a 55-year-old man, who presented transitory dysphagia and weight loss. A malignancy could not be excluded by a complete work-up, including esophagogram, endoscopic biopsies, CT scan, esophageal endoscopic ultrasonography, PET and thoracoscopic biopsies. Only after partial esophagectomy with laparoscopic gastric mobilization was histological diagnosis obtained. In fact, on microscopic observation of the specimen, the neoplasm appeared to be a cavernous hemangioma of the esophageal submucosa with transparietal extension.
- Benign esophageal tumor
- Esophageal hemangioma
- Laparoscopic gastric mobilization
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