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Benign Esophageal Tumors

By Elliot M. Livstone, MD, Emeritus Staff, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL

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There are many types of benign esophageal tumors, and many cause swallowing symptoms (see Dysphagia) and rarely ulceration or bleeding. Leiomyoma, the most common, may be multiple but usually has an excellent prognosis.