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Journal of Case Reports
A Leiomyosarcoma of Esophagus : Report of Two Cases
Vimalakar Reddy, Mohan Narasimhan, Alwin Gunaraj, Srishail Chiniwalar, Ramesh Ardhanari
From the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research Centre, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Vimalakar Reddy
Email: vimalakarreddy@gmail.com
Received: 28-SEP-2013 Accepted: 9-NOV-2013 Published Online: 05-DEC-2013
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2013.0100
Leiomyosarcoma is a rare tumor of esophagus that accounts for 0.5% esophageal sarcomas. This paper presents two cases of leiomyosarcoma of esophagus in 45 years old lady and 52 years old gentleman who presented with dysphagia and they were evaluated to rule out malignancy, but they turned out to be rare leiomyosarcoma which were confirmed by immunohistochemistry. One patient underwent oesophago-gastrectomy and other was treated with self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) in view of inoperability. Case presentations, diagnostic modalities and various management options are discussed. 
Keywords : Leiomyosarcoma, Esophageal Neoplasms, Immunohistochemistry, Stents, Deglutition Disorders.
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