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Revista Colombiana de Cirugía

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Abstract

ALVAREZ CHICA, Luis Fernando  and  LOPEZ PALACIO, Ricardo. Enterogenous cysts of esophagus. Laparoscopic treatment. rev. colomb. cir. [online]. 2006, vol.21, n.4, pp.260-265. ISSN 2011-7582.

Both benign tumors and cysts of the esophagus although infrequent, are important from the perspective of differential diagnosis, in as much that they need to be differentiated from malignant neoplasms. Esophageal cysts, also called enterogenous cysts, enteric duplication cysts, and inclusion cysts, originate in the dorsal division of the foregut, which later becomes the gastroientestinal tract. We have successfully performed the laparoscopic resection of an esophageal cyst in a twenty year old woman at Hospital Departamental Mario Correa Rengifo, Cali, Colombia. The patient presented dysphagia and weight loss due to distal esophageal obstruction. We describe the surgical technique and review the literature.

Keywords : embryology; esophageal enteric cysts; laparoscopic treatment.

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