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Benign Tumours and Non-Neoplastic Tumour-Like Conditions of the Esophagus

 Dr  Sampurna Roy  MD


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Benign esophageal tumours are rare non-malignant lesions arising from the mucosal or muscular layers of the esophagus.

Leiomyoma is the most common benign tumour of the esophagus.

It has been described in 5% of autopsy specimens.

Benign tumours are classified as mucosal or intramural:

Mucosal tumours : (produce a filling defect in the lumen)- Example.-  Fibrovascular polyps ; Granular cell tumours ; Squamous papillomas and lipomas.

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Intramural lesions:  (more common than mucosal tumours ; produce an extrinsic mass projecting from the wall into the lumen.)  Eg.- Leiomyomas and cysts.

Visit the following pages for further reading:

-Leiomyoma ; Squamous Papilloma ; Granular Cell Tumour ;  Esophageal Cyst

-Glycogenic Acanthosis ; Fibrovascular Polyp ; Inflammatory Fibroid Polyp

Further reading:

Benign esophageal tumors: introduction, incidence, classification, and clinical features.


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Dr Sampurna Roy  MD

Consultant  Histopathologist (Kolkata - India)








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