Current Thoracic Surgery 2017 , Vol 2 , Issue 1
Video-assisted thoracoscopic removal of esophageal leiomyoma in a patient with aberrant right subclavian artery
Zeynep Bilgi1,Okan Dericioğlu2,Hakan Ömercikoğlu3,Çağatay Çetinkaya3,Hasan Fevzi Batırel3
1Kars Harakani State Hospital, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kars
2Marmara University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, İstanbul
3Marmara University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Thoracic Surgery, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2017.0005 Viewed : 4546 - Downloaded : 1978 Esophageal leiomyoma one of the most common esophageal tumors and frequently cause dysphagia, requiring surgical removal for symptom control. Aberrant right subclavian artery may also cause similar symptoms but its incidence is lower. We report a case who had dual pathologies as possible causes of dysphagia. A straightforward bi-portal video-assisted thoracoscopic removal of an esophageal leiomyoma was performed in a patient with an aberant right subclavian artery coursing posterosuperior to the leiomyoma. Keywords : Esophagus, leiomyoma, VATS, aberrant right subclavian artery