James Kurtz, DO, Edward Cho, MD, Houssam Osman, MD, Rohan Jeyarajah, MD. Methodist Richardson Medical Center
Introduction: Esophageal leiomyomas are rare benign tumors that can be adequately treated with limited resection or enucleation.
Case: We present a video case of a large, symptomatic distal esophageal leiomyoma requiring enucleation. We performed a robotic transhiatal approach to remove this mass. This case included an esophageal myotomy (with subsequent closure) to access the mass, a primary repair of hiatal hernia, and a Dor fundoplication.
Discussion: Large, symptomatic esophageal leiomyomas of the distal esophagus may be safely enucleated by a robotic transhiatal approach. The robotic approach may help avoid a more extensive resection if excision is deemed necessary for these benign lesions.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 93228
Program Number: V243
Presentation Session: Video Loop Day 2
Presentation Type: VideoLoop