SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.70 issue3Atypical presentation in an uncommon syndrome: Abscess as debut of May-Thurner syndromePrimary volvulus of ileum: A rare form of intestinal obstruction in the adult. Case report and literature review author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Share


Revista chilena de cirugía

On-line version ISSN 0718-4026

Abstract

MEJIA, Ricardo; SHARP, Joaquín; SAEZ, Josefina  and  SHARP, Allan. Submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection of a gastroesophageal junction leiomyoma: Report of a case. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2018, vol.70, n.3, pp.281-284. ISSN 0718-4026.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rchic.2017.02.006.

Introduction

Upper gastrointestinal submucosal tumors are potentially malignant lesions; so safe and efficient treatments are needed. In recent years, submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection (STER) has emerged as a novel therapeutic technique, with promising results.

Case report

47-year-old male patient, previously asymptomatic, who was found to have a subepithelial lesion at the gastroesophageal junction. Upper endoscopic ultrasound was compatible with a leiomyoma. He underwent STER to remove the tumor and recovered with any complications. The biopsy confirmed an esophageal leiomyoma.

Discussion

STER has become a highly feasible and safe therapeutic option for submucosal tumors of the gastroesophageal junction. The challenge is to spread knowledge about this technique, to maximize patient's benefit.

Keywords : endoscopic resection; submucosal tumor; submucosal tunnelization.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )