Benign esophageal tumors: Introduction, incidence, classification, and clinical features

Cliff K. Choong, Bryan F. Meyers

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Abstract

Benign esophageal tumors comprise a diverse group of disorders that are rare in relation to malignant tumors or other benign conditions. The current article summarizes the literature with regard to the incidence and prevalence of benign tumors of the esophagus and discusses the various methods used to categorize these conditions. Summaries of important clinical features are provided for leiomyomas, esophageal cysts, fibrovascular polyps, papillomas, granular cell tumors and others.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-8
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2003

Keywords

  • Esophageal cyst
  • Esophageal diseases
  • Esophageal neoplasms
  • Fibrovascular polyps
  • Granular cell tumor
  • Hemangioma
  • Leiomyoma
  • Papilloma

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