Multiple giant leiomyomas of the esophagus and stomach.

  title={Multiple giant leiomyomas of the esophagus and stomach.},
  author={Klaus Ludwig Prenzel and E. Sch{\"a}fer and Dirk Ludger Stippel and K. T. E. Beckurts and A. H. H{\"o}lscher},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  volume={19 6},
Leiomyomas are rare esophageal disorders, although among the benign esophageal neoplasms, they are the most common. Multiple leiomyomas are distinguished from esophageal leiomyomatosis, an extremely rare condition, which is associated with Alport syndrome, showing deletions and rearrangements of the COL4A5/COL4A6 gene. There are only a few reports of diffuse multilocular lesions. A 19-year-old man presented with upper gastrointestinal bleeding and diffuse abdominal pain. On endoscopy multiple… CONTINUE READING