Thoracoscopic enucleation of a giant leiomyoma of the esophagus.

Iscan Y. , Tunca F. , Senyurek Y. G. , Tezelman S., Terzioglu T.

Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques, vol.23, no.1, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sle.0b013e318275b2a3
  • Journal Name: Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus


Minimally invasive surgery has gained a rapid development and popularity in the recent years. With these developments in minimally invasive surgery, video-thoracoscopic approaches has become more frequently preferred interventions for benign esophageal lesions. Herein, we report a case of a giant esophageal leiomyoma which was successfully enucleated by video-thoracoscopic approach without any peroperative or postoperative complications.