Esophageal leiomyoma

Case contributed by Vitalii Rogalskyi
Diagnosis probable


Dysphagia for solid food of several months duration. No fever. No weight loss.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years old
Gender: Male

Soft-tissue attenuation, smoothly marginated ovoid solid mass that arises from left wall of esophagus, displaces the esophagus and narrows its lumen. Punctate calcifications are noted. No signs of invasion.

Case Discussion

This patient has a esophageal leiomyoma. It's a benign tumor of the esophagus. 

Diagnostic clue: presence of calcifications within mass is almost pathognomonic for this lesion.

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