Surgery Today

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 542–544 | Cite as

Lymphoepithelioma-like esophageal carcinoma: Report of a case

  • Tetsuji Yamada
  • Yasuhiko Tatsuzawa
  • Shingo Yagi
  • Shigeichi Fujioka
  • Susumu Kitagawa
  • Masaaki Nakagawa
  • Hiroshi Minato
  • Hiroshi Kurumaya
  • Hisao Matsunou
Case Reports

Abstract

We herein report the rare case of a patient suffering from lymphoepithelioma-like poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus. The patient was a 74-year-old woman in whom an esophageal tumor was found during an operation for thyroid cancer. After performing a subtotal thyroidectomy and cervical esophagectomy, esophageal reconstruction was performed using a free jejunal graft. Based on the results of the pathological examination, the esophageal tumor was diagnosed to be primary lymphoepithelioma-like esophageal cancer, not metastasis of either unknown nasopharyngeal cancer or thyroid cancer. Since surgery, she has survived postoperatively for more than 4 years with no evidence of recurrent disease.

Key Words

esophageal cancer lymphoepithelioma-like cancer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tetsuji Yamada
    • 1
  • Yasuhiko Tatsuzawa
    • 1
  • Shingo Yagi
    • 1
  • Shigeichi Fujioka
    • 1
  • Susumu Kitagawa
    • 1
  • Masaaki Nakagawa
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Minato
    • 2
  • Hiroshi Kurumaya
    • 2
  • Hisao Matsunou
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryIshikawa Prefectural Central HospitalKanazawaJapan
  2. 2.Department of PathologyIshikawa Prefectural Central HospitalKanazawaJapan
  3. 3.Department of PathologyKanazawa Medical UniversityIshikawaJapan

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