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The Korean Journal of Helicobacter  and Upper Gastrointestinal Research 2018;18(2):127-130.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7704/kjhugr.2018.18.2.127    Published online June 10, 2018.
Lymphangioma of the Esophagus
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. jikim@catholic.ac.kr
식도의 림프관종
신새봄, 김진일, 정대영, 장유나, 이준섭
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 내과학교실
Correspondence:  Jin Il Kim, Tel: +82-2-3779-1519, Fax: +82-2-3779-1331, 
Email: jikim@catholic.ac.kr
Received: 24 February 2018   • Revised: 21 March 2018   • Accepted: 24 March 2018
Abstract
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.
Key Words: Esophagus; Lymphangioma; Subepithelial tumor


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