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Gastroenterology Medicine & Research

Not So Smooth Swallowing-Posterior Mediastinal Smooth Muscle Tumor Presenting as Dysphagia

Submission: February 14, 2020; Published: February 24, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/GMR.2020.03.000588

ISSN 2637-7632
Volume4 Issue3


Among etiologies for posterior mediastinal masses, esophageal smooth muscle tumors are uncommon; especially in the upper third of the esophagus as highlighted by our patient’s case. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) has become an effective mode of evaluation for mediastinal masses. Allowing for a minimally invasive approach to achieving tissue diagnosis.

Keywords: Dysphagia; EUS-FNA; Leiomyoma; Mediastinum; Endoscopic ultrasonography; Fine needle aspiration

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