Benign lesions mimicking malignant tumors of the esophagus.


Three cases of benign lesions which mimicked malignant tumors of the esophagus are described. In all three cases, two inflammatory pseudotumors and one case of diffuse leiomyomatosis, the clinical presentations, radiologic features, and gross pathologic findings led to the mistaken diagnosis of carcinoma at thoracotomy. The benign nature of the processes… (More)


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