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The Japanese journal of surgery

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 59–62 | Cite as

Lymphangioma of the esophagus presenting symptoms of achalasia —A case report

  • Ryuichiro Tamada
  • Keizo Sugimachi
  • Akira Yaita
  • Kiyoshi Inokuchi
  • Hidenobu Watanabe
Article

Abstract

A case of lymphangioma of the esophagus with symptoms of achalasia was presented. Compressible and folded intramural tumors were found from the middle to the lower part of the esophagus and the Mecholyl test was positive. After incisional biopsy at lower esophagus through full thickness of the wall, the opening was repaired with Thal-Hatafuku’s fundic patch procedures to relieve achalasia. Postoperative course was uneventful and symptoms of achalasia completely disappeared.

Key Words

Symphangioma of the esophagus achalasia 

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© The Japan Surgical Society 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryuichiro Tamada
    • 1
  • Keizo Sugimachi
    • 1
  • Akira Yaita
    • 1
  • Kiyoshi Inokuchi
    • 1
  • Hidenobu Watanabe
    • 2
  1. 1.2nd Department of SurgeryKyushu University School of MedicineMaidashi FukuokaJapan
  2. 2.2nd Department of PathologyKyushu University School of MedicineMaidashi FukuokaJapan

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