Esophageal squamous papilloma is an uncommon finding on esophagography (barium swallow). It is a benign lesion, but it is difficult to differentiate it from osophageal carcinoma on esophagography and the diagnosis is usually made with endoscopic biopsy.
Often asymptomatic, but may cause dysphagia 2.
Benign hyperplastic epithelial lesion consisting of a fibrovascular core with multiple small projections.
Barium oesophagram (barium swallow)
- small sessile polyp with a smooth or slightly lobulated contour 3
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- 3. Levine MS. Benign tumors of the esophagus: radiologic evaluation. Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 15 (1): 9-19. Pubmed
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