Perineurioma of esophagus: A first case report

Theodoros Kelesidis*, Abigail Tarbox, Marvin Lopez, Leo Aish

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Benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors occur uncommonly in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Perineurioma located in the GI tract is an extremely rare entity, and only 14 cases have been reported in colon, 1 in jejunum, and 1 in stomach. However, perineurioma of the esophagus presenting with dysphagia has not been reported before, and we describe, to our knowledge, the first case in the literature. We suggest that localization of such submucosal tumors can be challenging, and injection of the lesion with dye preoperatively can increase the chances of localization and successful resection of such tumors. Perineuriomas should be included in the complete differential diagnosis of GI tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-232
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2009


  • Esophagus
  • Perineurioma
  • Submucosal mass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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