Indian Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 63–66 | Cite as

Extra-mucosal enucleation is still a safe and feasible treatment option of giant esophageal leiomyomas

  • Azhar PerwaizEmail author
  • Vinay Kumar Shaw
  • Amanjeet Singh
  • Adarsh Chaudhary
Case Series


Esophageal leiomyoma (EL) is rare but still the most common benign tumor of the esophagus. Extra-mucosal enucleation (EME) is the treatment of choice. Many recent reports have favored esophageal resection for giant Esophageal leiomyomas (ELs). The consequence of esophageal resection is well known and it would be radical to consider it as a preferred treatment for giant EL since most of them are still benign. We share case series of five giant ELs managed by EME, avoiding a mucosal breach and hence avoiding potentially morbid esophageal resections.


Esophageal leiomyoma Extra-mucosal enucleation Giant esophageal leiomyoma 


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Conflict of interest

AP, VKS, AS, and AC declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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All the content in the manuscript is approved by the hospital ethics committee.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GI Surgery, GI Oncology, MAS and Bariatric SurgeryGurgaonIndia

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