Severe dysphagia due to an esophageal duplication cyst in sixth decade, unusual presentation of a rare pathology

Santiago A. Endara, Jaime R. Pinto, Gustavo A. Torres, Pablo A. Arias, M. Patricia Ponton, Gabriel A. Molina

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Background: Esophageal duplication cysts are rare congenital tumors usually diagnosed and treated during childhood. Most of them are located in the mediastinum and appear as a mass besides the esophagus. Unfortunately, symptoms are non-specific and depend on the size and location of the mass; therefore, they can easily be missed. If symptoms appear, surgical resection is necessary to prevent troublesome complications. Case Presentation: We present the case of a 60-year-old woman who presented with severe progressive dysphagia and epigastric pain. After further evaluation, a paraesophageal cystic mass was found, and surgery was required. Non-communicating esophageal duplication cyst was the final diagnosis. Conclusion: Esophageal duplication cysts are a rare pathology in adults; their symptoms will vary depending on their size and location. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult as symptoms are non-specific and can be missed. If severe dysphagia, pain, or any other complication appears, surgery should not be delayed.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo238
PublicaciónJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Volumen18
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 26 jul. 2023

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