Giant fibrovascular polyps of the esophagus are rare benign tumors that originate at the hypopharynx or the upper third of the esophagus. Because of the indolent and benign nature they are mostly discovered when very large with symptoms like dysphagia or regurgitation of the polyp into the mouth which can cause asphyxia and dead. The removal of these polyps is obligatory. Although more than 100 cases of giant fibrovascular esophageal polyps have been described in literature so far, the approach for removal is not yet standard and needs a customized use of medical technology from different disciplines. We present the case of a 42 year old man in whom a giant polyp was removed transorally by a combination of instruments and materials from different disciplines (gastroenterological, surgical and laryngological).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-439
Number of pages3
JournalActa Gastro-Enterologica Belgica
Volume82
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019

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