Jul 9, 1998

Myxoid leiomyosarcoma of the esophagus

The Japanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery : Official Publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai Zasshi
S AikoS Tanaka


A 34-year-old male patient with epigastralgia was found to have an esophageal submucosal tumor based on an endoscopic evaluation 6 years previously. Because an unusual appearance composed of a heterogeneous solid area and a cyst area on the endoscopic ultrasonogram and the increased size of the tumor on esophagograms over the past 3 years were suggestive of a malignant character, an operation was thus indicated. The tumor, which measured 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm in size, was enucleated using videoassisted thoracic surgery and was diagnosed to be a very rare myxoid leiomyosarcoma with a thorough pathologic examination. To our knowledge, this is only the second case of esophageal myxoid leiomyosarcoma reported in the literature. We thus consider this case, which demonstrated an unique appearance on an endoscopic ultrasonogram, to possibly be beneficial to the overall diagnostic analysis of esophageal submucosal tumors.

  • References24
  • Citations2
  • References24
  • Citations2


Mentioned in this Paper

Endoscopy (Procedure)
Esophageal Leiomyosarcoma
Leiomyosarcoma, Myxoid
Submucosal Route of Drug Administration
Esophageal Diseases
Thoracic Surgery Specialty
Endoscopic Ultrasound
Malignant Paraganglionic Neoplasm

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Bone Marrow Neoplasms

Bone Marrow Neoplasms are cancers that occur in the bone marrow. Discover the latest research on Bone Marrow Neoplasms here.

IGA Glomerulonephritis

IgA glomerulonephritis is a chronic form of glomerulonephritis characterized by deposits of predominantly Iimmunoglobin A in the mesangial area. Discover the latest research on IgA glomerulonephritis here.

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy

Cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) allows the determination of biological macromolecules and their assemblies at a near-atomic resolution. Here is the latest research.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

LRRK2 & Immunity During Infection

Mutations in the LRRK2 gene are a risk-factor for developing Parkinson’s disease. However, LRRK2 has been shown to function as a central regulator of vesicular trafficking, infection, immunity, and inflammation. Here is the latest research on the role of this kinase on immunity during infection.

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS or APLS), is an autoimmune, hypercoagulable state caused by the presence of antibodies directed against phospholipids.

Meningococcal Myelitis

Meningococcal myelitis is characterized by inflammation and myelin damage to the meninges and spinal cord. Discover the latest research on meningococcal myelitis here.

Alzheimer's Disease: MS4A

Variants within membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A (MS4A) gene cluster have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease by recent genome-wide association studies. Here is the latest research.

Related Papers

European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
E J Aartsen, C E Albus-Lutter
European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
S KaleliD Kösebay
Seminars in Surgical Oncology
P J DiSaia, S Pecorelli
© 2020 Meta ULC. All rights reserved