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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 5747560, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5747560
Case Report

Huge Lymphangioma of the Esophagus Resected by Endoscopic Piecemeal Mucosal Resection

1Department of Gastroenterology, Taizhou Hospital, 150 Ximen Street, Linhai, Zhejiang 317000, China
2Department of Pathology, Taizhou Hospital, 150 Ximen Street, Linhai, Zhejiang 317000, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Xinli Mao; moc.demezne@lxoam

Received 13 October 2016; Accepted 18 January 2017; Published 20 March 2017

Academic Editor: Christian Urban

Copyright © 2017 Dinghai Luo 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

We present an unusual case of a 41-year-old male patient with a large lymphangioma of the esophagus. Endoscopy revealed that the structure measured 60 × 10 mm in the mucosa and the submucosa and had a heterogenous echo pattern. The esophageal mass was successfully resected by endoscopic piecemeal mucosal resection. However, most esophageal lymphangiomas that are larger than 2 cm in diameter reported in the literature can be removed only through open surgery. Thus far, we know of no reported cases of endoscopic resection as a treatment for this case.