Complete Excision of Rare Esophageal Tumor; Leiomyosarcoma

Complete excision of leiomyosarcoma in the esophagus

  • Shifa Naz Jinnah postgraduate medical center
  • Tanveer Ahmad Head of Department, Thoracic Surgery, JPMC, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Misauq Mazcuri Consultant, Thoracic Surgery, JPMC, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Ambreen Abid Consultant, Thoracic Surgery, JPMC, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Rafia Zafar Postgraduate trainee, Thoracic Surgery, JPMC, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Muntaha Qadir Postgraduate trainee, Thoracic Surgery, JPMC, Karachi, Pakistan
Keywords: Leiomyosarcoma, esophageal tumors , dysphagia


Leiomyosarcoma are rare malignant esophageal tumors that remain asymptomatic unless size exceeds 5 cm. They grow at a slow rate and in very few cases have metastasized by the time of their presentation. Here we present a case of a 65 year old male with progressive dysphagia and occasional dull chest pain for one and half years. Clinical examination was unremarkable. Computed tomography showed an 8 cm mass of the upper and middle thoracic esophagus with lateral wall thickness of 1.5 cm. Fat planes were intact with enlarged subcarinal nodes. Biopsy was suggestive of leiomyosarcoma and Mckeown esophagectomy was performed.  Intraoperatively mass was consistent with radiological findings , however was  adherent to surrounding structure with enlarged carinal nodes . Patient had an uneventful recovery period with histopathological evidence of complete recession of tumor


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How to Cite
Naz, S., Ahmad, T., Mazcuri, M., Abid, A., Zafar, R., & Qadir, M. (2024). Complete Excision of Rare Esophageal Tumor; Leiomyosarcoma. Annals of Jinnah Sindh Medical University, 10(1), 38-40.