Successful treatment of an esophageal hemangioma by endoscopic injection sclerotherapy: report of a case

Surg Today. 1997;27(5):450-2. doi: 10.1007/BF02385711.


We report herein the case of a 46-year-old man in whom an esophageal hemangioma was successfully treated by endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS). The patient was admitted to hospital after a routine upper gastrointestinal series demonstrated a filling defect in the esophagus. Endoscopy, computed tomography (CT) images, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) subsequently revealed a hemangioma in the middle esophagus. EIS was performed using 99% ethanol and 1% polydocanol, and 4 weeks later, the tumor had almost disappeared. This patient has since been followed up carefully with periodic endoscopy and barium studies and additional sclerotherapy will be performed if necessary.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Esophageal Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Hemangioma / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sclerosing Solutions / administration & dosage
  • Sclerotherapy / methods*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Sclerosing Solutions