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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 562363, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/562363
Case Report

Giant Fibrovascular Polyp of the Esophagus: A Novel Technical Approach

1Gastroenterology Service, Clínica Universitaria Reina Fabiola, Oncativo 1248 St., Córdoba 5000, Argentina
2Thorax Surgery Service, Clínica Universitaria Reina Fabiola, Oncativo 1248 St., Córdoba 5000, Argentina
3Histopathology Service, Clínica Universitaria Reina Fabiola, Oncativo 1248 St., Córdoba 5000, Argentina

Received 19 April 2012; Accepted 23 May 2012

Academic Editors: A. J. Lembo and V. Lorenzo-Zúñiga

Copyright © 2012 Juan José Trakál et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Fibrovascular polyps (FVPs) of the esophagus are rare, and their course is usually indolent until reaching enormous proportions. It is a dramatic entity owing to its tendency to cause bizarre complications. We describe a 49-year-old female patient with sudden dyspnoea that required digital maneuvers to clear the airway. After diagnosing, an FVP of the esophagus, a video-assisted endocavitary surgery was made. Histopathological examination revealed a fibrovascular polyp. Endoscopic controls after excision show no mass or symptoms recurrence.