Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 457–458 | Cite as

Combined endoluminal-intracavitary thoracoscopic enucleation of leiomyoma of the esophagus

A new method
  • Y. Izumi
  • H. Inoue
  • M. Endo
Technique

Abstract

Thoracoscopic enucleation of leiomyoma of the esophagus was successfully performed in three cases with a new technique called the “balloon push-out method.” Instead of pulling the tumor, which is hard to grasp because of its delicate nature, we pushed it out of the esophageal wall with a balloon-mounted intraluminal endoscope in order to perform the operation faster and more safely. We found this technique to be very useful in this kind of operation.

Key words

Thoracoscopic surgery Esophageal leiomyoma Balloon-mounted intraluminal endoscope 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Izumi
    • 1
  • H. Inoue
    • 1
  • M. Endo
    • 1
  1. 1.First Department of SurgeryTokyo Medical and Dental UniversityTokyoJapan

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