Andrew Tang, Eric Lamarre, MD, Siva Raja, MD. Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Esophageal leiomyomas are the most common benign esophageal lesions. Based on our institutional experience, these most often occur in the distal esophagus and cause dysphagia. We present a case of an esophageal leiomyoma occuring at the thoracic inlet requiring a combined approach with ENT and thoracic surgery. This unique location of occurrance required ENT to mobilize the mass off of the right recurrent laryngeal nerve to allow us to dissect the leiomyoma from the neck and drop the mass into the mediastinum. Once this was brought into the chest, we were able to accomplish a resection through VATS. This combined approach is unique and important, because otherwise the patient would have required a resection of the sternoclavicular joint to access the mass.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 87274
Program Number: V058
Presentation Session: Thursday Exhibit Hall Theater (Non CME)
Presentation Type: EHVideo