Minimally invasive peroral endoscopic removal of a regurgitated giant polysegmented fibrovascular polyp of the esophagus

László Iván, Attila Torkos, Róbert Paczona, Károly Szentpáli, József Jóri

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Abstract

Giant fibrovascular polyps (FVP) are relatively rare benign neoplasms of the upper part of the esophagus. Without a previous history, their diagnosis might be difficult because the endoscopic findings are sometimes misinterpreted. The present report describes a case in which the patient regurgitated a giant polypoid mass into his mouth and captured it between his teeth and buccal surface until emergency endoscopic removal. Although the adequate therapy for these lesions is open surgical resection, most often via cervical esophagotomy, in our case the polyp was removed successfully by peroral endoscopy with minimally invasive surgery. After 5 years of follow-up the patient is doing well, without recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-233
Number of pages4
JournalDysphagia
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

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Keywords

  • Deglutition
  • Deglutition disorders
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal neoplasm
  • Fibrovascular polyp
  • Minimally invasive surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Speech and Hearing

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