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Scholars Journal of Medical Case Reports | Volume-7 | Issue-03
Giant Leiomyoma of the Thoracic Esophagus: A Rare Cause of Mediastinal Tumor in an Observation
Souleymane Diatta, Magaye Gaye, Momar Sokhna Diop, Ndeye Fatou Sow, Papa Amath Diagne, Papa Salman Ba, Amadou Gabriel Ciss, Adama Dieng Papa, Assane Ndiaye, Mouhamadou Ndiaye
Published: May 30, 2023 | 208 165
DOI: 10.36347/sjmcr.2019.v07i03.024
Pages: 251-254
Leiomyomas are the most common benign tumors of the esophagus, but they are rare, compared to all oesophageal tumors. It is an exceptional form of mediastinal tumor that poses a diagnostic and therapeutic problem. We report the case of a 25-year-old woman who complained of intermittent dysphagia associated with dyspnea in which biopsy of the mediastinal mass by video-thoracic surgery confirmed the diagnosis. Then a complete excision by right thoracotomy was made causing an oesophageal breach. Operative follow-up is marked by minimal leakage on the suture areas treated by a dietary diet and chest drainage.