Esophageal leiomyomatosis

Last revised by Henry Knipe on 13 Jun 2016

Esophageal leiomyomatosis is rare benign condition.


It usually presents at childhood. There is a recognized increased female predilection.


It is considered a hamartomatous condition and is associated with abnormal diffuse proliferation of smooth muscle fibers in distal esophagus.


It may be associated with hereditary leiomyoma of the gastrointestinal tract in Alport syndrome.

History and etymology

This condition was first described by Hall in 1916 1.

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