Granular cell myoblastoma of the cervical esophagus: MR findings

Marie Paule Boncoeur-Martel, Laurie A. Loevner, David M. Yousem, David E. Elder, Gregory S. Weinstein

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Abstract

Granular cell myoblastomas are uncommon, typically benign tumors. Involvement of the esophagus is rare, and frequently they are asymptomatic. We report a granular cell myoblastoma involving the cervical esophagus in a patient who had paralysis of the true vocal cord and progressive dysphagia. At MR imaging, the circumscribed mass was hypointense on T1-weighted images and mildly hyperintense on T2-weighted images, with homogeneous contrast enhancement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1794-1797
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume17
Issue number9
StatePublished - Oct 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Granuloma
  • Neck, neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Boncoeur-Martel, M. P., Loevner, L. A., Yousem, D. M., Elder, D. E., & Weinstein, G. S. (1996). Granular cell myoblastoma of the cervical esophagus: MR findings. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 17(9), 1794-1797.