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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1996;30(12): 1159-1162.
Diffuse Leiomyomatosis of the Esophagus: A case report.
Ok Jun Lee, Hwa Sook Jeong, Jong Myeon Hong, Ro Hyun Sung
1Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Jun-ju, Korea.
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Jun-ju, Korea.
Diffuse leiomyomatosis of the esophagus is a rare condition and usually extends from the mid-esophagus to the proximal third of the stomach. Macroscopically, there is a marked diffuse thickening of the esophageal wall, with or without nodularity, predominantly affecting the circular muscle coat. Microscopically, the disorder is characterized by the loss of the normal orientation of the smooth muscle fibers of all three layers. We report a case in a 37-year-old woman which was incidentally discovered at exploratory thoracotomy.
Key Words: Diffuse leiomyomatosis; Esophagus
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