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Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the esophagus: report of two cases and review of the Chinese literature.

Guo XF, Mao T, Gu ZT, Fang WT, Chen WH, Shao JC - Diagn Pathol (2012)

Bottom Line: Squamous cell carcinoma is the major pathology type of esophageal cancer in China, where adenocarcinoma is rare and adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is more rare comparing to the western countries.We report the surgical and pathologic findings of two cases of primary ACC of the esophagus, and review of the Chinese literature of this tumor.The virtual slide(s) for this article can be found here: http://www.diagnosticpathology.diagnomx.eu/vs/1507582238843246.

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Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Chest Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China.

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Unlabelled: Squamous cell carcinoma is the major pathology type of esophageal cancer in China, where adenocarcinoma is rare and adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is more rare comparing to the western countries. We report the surgical and pathologic findings of two cases of primary ACC of the esophagus, and review of the Chinese literature of this tumor.

Virtual slides: The virtual slide(s) for this article can be found here: http://www.diagnosticpathology.diagnomx.eu/vs/1507582238843246.

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(A) Barium esophagram; (B) Computed tomography; (C) Esophagoscopy; (D) specimen views; (E) It shows mixed cribriform and solid features (H&E stain, ×400.)
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Figure 2: (A) Barium esophagram; (B) Computed tomography; (C) Esophagoscopy; (D) specimen views; (E) It shows mixed cribriform and solid features (H&E stain, ×400.)

Mentions: A 65-year-old man who is a miner, no bad eating habits, but the long-term smoking, was admitted to our hospital with a 2-month history of dysphagia. Results of the examination of his chest and abdomen were unremarkable. Blood values were all normal on admission. The barium esophagogram showed a large protrusive smooth tumor, which was 5 cm in size in the mid-thoracic esophagus (Figure 2A). Computed tomography showed a remarkable thickening of the low-thoracic esophagus (Figure 2B). Esophagoscopy showed a cauliflower-like tumor with partially necrosis and located 30–36 cm from the incisors (Figure 2C). Multiple biopsies were taken which later showed evidence of malignant cells but of no specific type. Positron emission computed tomography showed no evidence of metastatic disease. The patient proceeded to a esophagectomy (Sweet) where intraoperatively tumor was confirmed with no evidence of local invasion.


Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the esophagus: report of two cases and review of the Chinese literature.

Guo XF, Mao T, Gu ZT, Fang WT, Chen WH, Shao JC - Diagn Pathol (2012)

(A) Barium esophagram; (B) Computed tomography; (C) Esophagoscopy; (D) specimen views; (E) It shows mixed cribriform and solid features (H&E stain, ×400.)
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Figure 2: (A) Barium esophagram; (B) Computed tomography; (C) Esophagoscopy; (D) specimen views; (E) It shows mixed cribriform and solid features (H&E stain, ×400.)
Mentions: A 65-year-old man who is a miner, no bad eating habits, but the long-term smoking, was admitted to our hospital with a 2-month history of dysphagia. Results of the examination of his chest and abdomen were unremarkable. Blood values were all normal on admission. The barium esophagogram showed a large protrusive smooth tumor, which was 5 cm in size in the mid-thoracic esophagus (Figure 2A). Computed tomography showed a remarkable thickening of the low-thoracic esophagus (Figure 2B). Esophagoscopy showed a cauliflower-like tumor with partially necrosis and located 30–36 cm from the incisors (Figure 2C). Multiple biopsies were taken which later showed evidence of malignant cells but of no specific type. Positron emission computed tomography showed no evidence of metastatic disease. The patient proceeded to a esophagectomy (Sweet) where intraoperatively tumor was confirmed with no evidence of local invasion.

Bottom Line: Squamous cell carcinoma is the major pathology type of esophageal cancer in China, where adenocarcinoma is rare and adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is more rare comparing to the western countries.We report the surgical and pathologic findings of two cases of primary ACC of the esophagus, and review of the Chinese literature of this tumor.The virtual slide(s) for this article can be found here: http://www.diagnosticpathology.diagnomx.eu/vs/1507582238843246.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Chest Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China.

ABSTRACT

Unlabelled: Squamous cell carcinoma is the major pathology type of esophageal cancer in China, where adenocarcinoma is rare and adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is more rare comparing to the western countries. We report the surgical and pathologic findings of two cases of primary ACC of the esophagus, and review of the Chinese literature of this tumor.

Virtual slides: The virtual slide(s) for this article can be found here: http://www.diagnosticpathology.diagnomx.eu/vs/1507582238843246.

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Related in: MedlinePlus