Case ReportsThoracoscopic Enucleation of an Esophageal LeiomyomaNguyen, Ninh T. M.D.; Alcocer, Julian J. M.D.; Luketich, James D. M.D. Author Information From the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery (N.T.N.), University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California; and the Section of Thoracic Surgery and the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center (J.J.A., J.D.L.), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Submitted March 5, 1999. Accepted May 4, 1999. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen, Department of Surgery, 2221 Stockton Blvd., 3rd floor, Sacramento, CA 95817, U.S.A. E-mail: [email protected] Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology: July 2000 - Volume 31 - Issue 1 - p 89-90 Buy Abstract A series of reports in the literature suggest that video assisted thoracoscopic resection of an esophageal leiomyoma offers distinct advantage over open approach. We describe a patient with esophageal leiomyoma who underwent surgical resection via thoracoscopic approach using four thoracic trocars. The postoperative period was uneventful and the patient was discharged on postoperative day 3. © 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.