Esophageal adenocarcinoma in a patient with surgically treated achalasia
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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 wordsachalasia adenocarcinoma Barrett's esophagus esophagomyotomy esophagus
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