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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

Print version ISSN 0138-6557On-line version ISSN 1561-3046


PALOMINO BESADA, Amada Belkis; GARCIA GARCIA, Edwin  and  RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ-CALLEJA, Carlos Arturo. Esophageal cavernous hemangioma. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2004, vol.33, n.3. ISSN 0138-6557.

The medical history of a 57-year-old female patient that since she was 7 suffered from upper digestive symptoms and had vomited twice "a fleshy tongue that stayed in her mouth and that she had to swallow for causing her a sensation of obstruction and choking" is presented. The radiological and endoscopic studies showed the existance of a giant polyp of 15 cm of length for 2 cm of diameter located in the cervical esophagus, with its insertion base next to the upper esophageal sphincter. An exeresis was performed by an endoluminal ambulatory endoscopic surgical procedure (polypectomy) with electric snare. The anatamopathological report identified it as an esophageal cavernous hemangioma. There were no complications. The postpolypectomy evolution was satisfactory and the control studies, endoscopy and esophagogram, did not show evidence of relapse a month later.

Keywords : Esophageal carvernous hemangioma; endoluminal surgery; electric snare.

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