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The Japanese journal of surgery

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 458–462 | Cite as

Lipoma of the esophagus—Report of a case and review of the literature

  • Seiji Akiyama
  • Masato Kataoka
  • Masumasa Horisawa
  • Shoichi Inoue
  • Masao Sakai
  • Katsuki Ito
  • Tadashi Watanabe
  • Hiroshi Takagi
Case Reports

Abstract

We report herein, a rare case of esophageal lipoma and review the Japanese literature on this subject. Lipoma of the alimentary tract is relatively uncommon but that of the esophagus is extremely rate with only 17 cases having been reported in Japan. The majority of these cases occurred in the cervical esophagus with the most serious symptom being regurgitation of the pedunculated tumor which lead to asphyxia and death in one case. Only 2 cases occurred in the thoracic esophagus and these tumors were small in size and resected endoscopically. This is the first reported case of an esophageal lipoma being located in the thoracic esophagus which was resected through a thorocotomy. The clinical features of esophageal lipoma are also described herein.

Key Words

lipoma thoracic esophagus surgical reseaction 

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© The Japan Surgical Society 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seiji Akiyama
    • 2
  • Masato Kataoka
    • 2
  • Masumasa Horisawa
    • 1
  • Shoichi Inoue
    • 1
  • Masao Sakai
    • 1
  • Katsuki Ito
    • 2
  • Tadashi Watanabe
    • 2
  • Hiroshi Takagi
    • 2
  1. 1.The Department of SurgeryNagoya National HospitalNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.The Second Department of SurgeryNagoya University, School of MedicineNagoya CityJapan

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