Leiomyomata of the esophagus. An analysis of 838 cases.

  title={Leiomyomata of the esophagus. An analysis of 838 cases.},
  author={M G Seremetis and W S Lyons and V C Deguzman and John W. Peabody},
  volume={38 5},
Review of the world literature to the end of 1971 has provided data on 838 cases of esophageal leiomyomata, including our own 19 surgically removed lesions. Although esophageal leiomyoma is the most common of the benign tumors of the esophagus, it is still rare compared with carcinoma. It occurs in more men than women, by a ratio of 1.9 to 1. Over 50% of the patients with leiomyoma of the esophagus are asymptomatic. Dysphagia and vague pain are the most frequent symptoms. Pyrosis is mentioned… CONTINUE READING


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