Fibrovascular polyps (FVPs) are rare, benign tumors of the esophagus; they usually appear as an intraluminal mass within the esophagus, which can grow and reach enormous sizes if left untreated. They can cause a variety of symptoms, from mild dysphagia to life-threatening asphyxia. Diagnosis is challenging because FVPs can resemble any respiratory condition, which can lead to misdiagnosis and potentially dangerous therapies. We present a 47-year-old man who suffered from recurrent episodes of odynophagia. This time he suffered an incident of severe asphyxia and loss of consciousness. After complementary examinations, an FVP was detected and successfully treated.
1Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hospital Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador
2Department of Surgery, Division of Ear-Nose and Throat Surgery, Hospital Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador
3Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hospital Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador
4Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pathology, Hospital Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador
5Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE), Quito, Ecuador
Correspondence: Santiago A. Endara, MD, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hospital Metropolitano, Av. Mariana de Jesús Oe7/47 y Conclina, Edificio Diagnóstico 2000 tercer piso 3/3, Quito 170129, Ecuador (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Received December 27, 2018
Accepted May 13, 2019
Online date: July 23, 2019
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