Case Report of an Esophageal Leiomyoma: A Rare Cause of Esophageal Varices

Osama Helmy1*, Fouad Haddad1, Soukaina Banani1, Fatima Zahra EL Rhaoussi1, Mohamed Tahiri1, Wafaa Hliwa1, Ahmed Bellabah1, Wafaa Badre1, Najat Id El Haj2, Sara Hafidi2, Mohamed Ridai2 ,Ghizlane Lembarki3, Fatiha Essodegui3, Sara Moukhlis4 & Mehdi Karkouri4

1Hepatology and Gastroenterology Department, UHC Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Morocco
2Thoracic Surgery Department, UHC Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Morocco
3Central Unit of Radiology, UHC Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Morocco
4Histopathology Department, UHC Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Morocco

Dr. Osama Helmy, Hepatology and Gastroenterology Department, UHC Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Morocco.

Keywords: Esophageal Tumors; Leiomyomas; Hematemesis; Esophageal Varices


Background: Leiomyomas are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the esophagus. They are of benign origin occurring mostly in the lower two-thirds of the esophagus. Symptoms and signs are similar to other esophageal lesions, but they may rarely present with bleeding from esophageal varices such as the case in this report. Upper endoscopy, radiological imaging, and histological studies play important roles in the diagnosis. Enucleation for esophageal leiomyoma is the preferred surgical method.

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