In a patient with progressive dysphagia, postprandial vomiting, and a history of Alport syndrome, barium and manometric studies had been interpreted as consistent with achalasia, but a subsequent computed tomographic (CT) scan of the thorax was suggestive of a lower esophageal intramural mass. Multiple leiomyomas of the esophagus were later proved at thoracotomy. Differences between adult and pediatric leiomyomas and the association of leiomyomas with Alport syndrome are discussed.
- Alport syndrome
- Children, gastrointestinal tract
- Esophagus, CT, 71.1211
- Esophagus, neoplasms, 71.3131
- Myoma, 71.3131
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging