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A challenging case: Esophageal leiomyoma in a dog
These clinicians discovered that a senior dog's respiratory problems were caused by a benign but sizable esophageal tumor.



Because tumor enucleation avoids esophageal resection and spares the mucosal surface, this technique should be considered for symptomatic esophageal leiomyomas in dogs, as expected complications would be minimal. In people, a low incidence of complications and recurrence is reported with enucleation of leiomyomas.

Stephanie A. Lister, DVM, MSc*
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Kevin Isakow, BVSc, MVSc, DACVS
404 Veterinary Hospital Referral Centre
1210 Journey's End Circle
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 8Z6

*Current address: Veterinary Referral and Critical Care
1596 Hockett Road
Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103-2226


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