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Benign Esophageal Tumors


Minhhuyen Nguyen

, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University

Last full review/revision Jun 2019| Content last modified Jun 2019
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There are many types of benign esophageal tumors, and many cause swallowing symptoms (see Dysphagia) and rarely ulceration or bleeding. Leiomyoma, the most common, may be multiple but usually has an excellent prognosis. Esophageal papillomas and granular cell tumors, although rare, may become malignant and their complete endoscopic removal is recommended.

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