Published in Cancer Weekly, May 31st, 2005
According to recent research from the United States, "Esophageal leiomyomas, although infrequent, are the most common benign intramural tumors of the esophagus. They represent 10% of all gastrointestinal leiomyomas and frequently cause symptoms, necessitating resection."
"The Massachusetts General Hospital Pathologic Database was reviewed over a 40-year period for patients who underwent surgical resection of esophageal leiomyomas. Data analyzed included demographic information, presenting symptoms, tumor location, tumor characteristics and histology,...
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