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Titolo:
FIBROVASCULAR POLYPS OF THE ESOPHAGUS - CLINICAL, RADIOGRAPHIC, AND PATHOLOGICAL FINDINGS IN 16 PATIENTS
Autore:
LEVINE MS; BUCK JL; PANTONGRAGBROWN L; BUETOW PC; HALLMAN JR; SOBIN LH;
Indirizzi:
HOSP UNIV PENN,DEPT RADIOL,3400 SPRUCE ST PHILADELPHIA PA 19104 ARMED FORCES INST PATHOL,DEPT RADIOL PATHOL WASHINGTON DC 20306 ARMED FORCES INST PATHOL,DEPT HEPAT & GASTROINTESTINAL PATHOL WASHINGTON DC 20306
Titolo Testata:
American journal of roentgenology
fascicolo: 4, volume: 166, anno: 1996,
pagine: 781 - 787
SICI:
0361-803X(1996)166:4<781:FPOTE->2.0.ZU;2-O
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
24
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Citazione:
M.S. Levine et al., "FIBROVASCULAR POLYPS OF THE ESOPHAGUS - CLINICAL, RADIOGRAPHIC, AND PATHOLOGICAL FINDINGS IN 16 PATIENTS", American journal of roentgenology, 166(4), 1996, pp. 781-787

Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Fibrovascular polyps of the esophagus are rare benign nonneoplastic intraluminal masses. Most published reports of patients withthese polyps have been anecdotal, The purpose of this study was to reassess the clinical, radiographic, and pathologic findings in a relatively large series of patients with this unusual tumorlike lesion. MATERIALS AND METHODS, A search of the radiologic archives of the Armed Forces Institute of pathology revealed 16 cases of fibrovascular polyps of the esophagus, We reviewed the clinical, radiographic, and pathologic findings in these 16 cases. RESULTS. All 16 patients were symptomatic, Fourteen (87%) had dysphagia and four (25%) had respiratory symptoms, The average duration of symptoms was 17 months, but seven patients(44%) had symptoms for 6 or fewer months, Two patients (12%) had a history of regurgitating the tumor into the pharynx or mouth, but none had the known complication of asphyxiation due to occlusion of the larynx, Chest radiographs revealed a right-sided superior mediastinal massand/or anterior tracheal bowing in seven patients (44%), Barium studies revealed smooth but variably lobulated intraluminal masses that originated in the lower cervical esophagus and had variable sizes and distal extents, with an average length of 15 cm, Depending on the amount of fat and fibrovascular tissue in the lesion, CT revealed a heterogeneous appearance in four patients, lesions of predominantly fat densityin two, and lesions of predominantly soft-tissue density in two. CONCLUSION. Knowledge of the clinical and radiographic features of fibrovascular polyps of the esophagus is important because surgical removal of these lesions is warranted in most patients.

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