Esophageal Liposarcoma: Well-Differentiated Rhabdomyomatous Type

Hisham M. Valiuddin, Arianna Barbetta, Benedetto Mungo, Elizabeth A. Montgomery, Daniela Molena

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Rhabdomyomatous well-differentiated esophageal liposarcomas are extremely rare. As of August 2016, only one other such case has been reported in the Englishlanguage medical literature. Liposarcomas in general are one of the most common soft tissue neoplasms in adults, but the incidence of primary esophageal liposarcomas is exceptionally low. There have been only 42 reported cases of primary liposarcoma of the esophagus worldwide thus far. These malignancies are harbored within giant fibrovascular polyps, which slowly grow within the esophageal lumen causing obstructing symptoms. We hereby present the case of a 68-year-old male patient who came in with a 2-mo history of worsening intermittent dysphagia, persistent cough, and postprandial retrosternal pain. After an esophagogastroduodenoscopy, a computed tomographic scan, and a diagnostic endoscopy, complete endoscopic resection was performed of the 13 cm × 6 cm × 2.6 cm fibrovascular polyp. A literature review was done and results are presented herein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)835-839
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Endoscopy/endoscopic procedures
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Liposarcoma
  • Mesenchymal tumor
  • Pathology esophagus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology


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