Lymphangioma of the Esophagus
Korean J Helicobacter Up Gastrointest Res 2018;18(2):127-130
Published online June 10, 2018
© 2018 Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research.

Sae Bom Shin, Jin Il Kim, Dae Young Cheung, Yu Na Jang, Joune Seup Lee

Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Jin Il Kim
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 10 63-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 07345, Korea
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Received February 24, 2018; Revised March 21, 2018; Accepted March 24, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Lymphangioma of the esophagus is a rare submucosal benign tumor. A 49-year-old man was referred because of a foreign body sensation in the esophagus. In endoscopy, a 10.0×1.0-cm longitudinal, translucent, whitish yellow mass covered with normal esophageal mucosa was found in the lower esophagus. Endoscopic ultrasonography revealed a heterogeneous, mainly hypoechoic, well-circumscribed lesion located in the third layer. Incisional biopsy was performed, and histologic findings showed multiple dilated lymphatic vessels, consistent with lymphangioma. After 3 months of proton pump inhibitor treatment, the symptom was relieved and the patient is currently asymptomatic and under surveillance.
Keywords : Esophagus; Lymphangioma; Subepithelial tumor

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