Diffuse esophageal leiomyomatosis in a patient with Alport syndrome: CT demonstration

Lindsey S. Rabushka, Elliot K. Fishman, Janet E. Kuhlman, Ralph H. Hruban

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-178
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1991


  • 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


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