Article Abstract

Chondromatous hamartoma of cervical esophagus: a case report and literature review

Authors: Chong Zhang, Jinming Xu, Zhitian Wang, Zhehao He, Hanjin Yang, Jian Hu

Abstract

Esophageal chondromatous hamartomas are very rare tumors, characterized by proliferating hyaline cartilage cells. We described the case of a 64-year-old woman, with a progressive foreign body sensation in the laryngopharynx caused by an intraluminal pedicled mass. Transcervical esophagectomy was performed and intraoperative biopsy revealed the mass was a cervical esophageal chondromatous hamartoma. The patient’s postoperative course was uneventful and she recovered well. A review of the literature was conducted, and the symptoms, locations, histopathology findings, treatment methods and follow up results of esophageal hamartoma cases were summarized. We found that pre-operative endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) can aid in diagnosis and that aggressive surgical treatment should be recommended for cervical esophageal hamartomas.