Granular Cell Tumor Of The Esophagus:An Unusual Cause Of Dysphagia And Management Dilemma

Ogunrombi AB1, FWACS, Onakpoya UU1, FWACS, Olasode BJ2 FWACP (Lab Med), Omoniyi-Esan OG2 FMCPath. 1. Departments of Surgery and Pathology, 2.Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Corresponding Author: Akinwumi B. Ogunrombi FWACS. Department of Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, Tel: +2348062279218. Email: mogunrom@ yahoo.com

 

Summary

We report an uncommon case of dysphagia caused by a granular cell tumor in a 38 year old black female. Previously documented granular cell tumors are reported as being small and treated endoscopically. This is probably the largest reported in literature and possibly the first documented in the West African subregion. She required excision via thoracotomy and end to end anastomosis of the residual esophagus. Some management dilemmas are also discussed.We conclude that granular cell tumor of the esophagus should be considered in any patient presenting with dysphagia associated with a large esophageal mass.

 

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