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Benign (non-cancerous) tumors can sometimes form in your esophagus. The most common type is leiomyoma, which is a smooth muscle tumor. Leiomyoma can form within the walls of your esophagus or within the esophagus's hollow tube. These tumors are usually small and tend not to cause any symptoms or discomfort.
Benign tumors grow slowly and aren't usually cause for concern. However, sometimes they become large enough to create a blockage (obstruction) or put pressure on other organs. You may also be at higher risk for developing cancer, so it's important to see a doctor right away.
As the first dedicated Esophagus Center in the San Francisco Bay Area, our experts specialize in the early detection of benign esophageal tumors.
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