Solitary esophageal leiomyoma with eosinophilic infiltrate: Case report and review of the literature

E. M. Linde, D. J. DiMaio

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SUMMARY: Leiomyomas are common benign tumors of the esophagus representing 10% of all mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Prominent numbers of eosinophils involving a leiomyoma have only rarely been described. They have never been described involving a solitary leiomyoma of the esophagus. We present an unusual case of a solitary esophageal leiomyoma with a prominent number of eosinophils and mast cells, review the previous literature regarding this topic and discuss possible causes of the eosinophil infiltrate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E5-E7
JournalDiseases of the Esophagus
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011


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  • Gastroenterology

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