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Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 35, Issue 12, pp 1549–1552 | Cite as

Esophageal adenocarcinoma in a patient with surgically treated achalasia

  • Philip Goodman
  • Larry D. Scott
  • Regina R. Verani
  • Charles C. Berggreen
Case Report

Summary

Although squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus occurs with increased incidence in primary achalasia, esophageal adenocarcinoma has been considered rare in this condition. We report a patient with long-standing achalasia in whom adenocarcinoma of the esophagus occurred many years after Heller esophagomyotomy, presumably related to Barrett's esophagus complicating gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Key words

achalasia adenocarcinoma Barrett's esophagus esophagomyotomy esophagus 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Goodman
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Larry D. Scott
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Regina R. Verani
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Charles C. Berggreen
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalveston
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyUniversity of Texas Medical School at HoustonHouston
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUniversity of Texas Medical School at HoustonHouston

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