Peroral Endoscopic Removal of a Regurgitated Giant Polisegmented Fibrovascular Polyp of the Esophagus

Robert Paczona, Laszlo Ivan, Jozsef Jori, Bela Ivanyi

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Abstract

Background: Giant fibrovascular polyps (FVP) are relatively rare benign neoplasm of the upper esophagus and hypopharynx. Without previous history, their diagnosis might be difficult as the endoscopic findings are sometimes misinterpreted. Materials and methods: The present report describes a case, in which the patient regurgitated his giant polypoid mass into his mouth and captured it between his teeth and buccal surface until the emergency endoscopic removal. Results: After one-year of follow-up, the patient is going well, without recurrence of his polyp. Conclusion: Although the adequate therapy for these lesions is mainly the open surgical resection, most often via cervical esophagotomy, in our case the polyp was removed successfully by peroral endoscopic operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalDiagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume7
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001

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Keywords

  • Benign tumor
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophagus neoplasm
  • Fibrovascular polyp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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