The Japanese journal of surgery

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 266–269 | Cite as

Squamous cell carcinoma in a middle esophageal (parabronchial) diverticulum

Report of a case
  • Hiroyuki Kuwano
  • Keizo Sugimachi
  • Kiyoshi Inokuchi
  • Munetomo Enjoji
  • Tsuyoshi Sakurai
  • Hisashi Kawanami
Original Articles


The occurrence of carcinoma in an esophageal diverticulum is rare. Among the reported cases, carcinoma in the upper (pharyngoesophageal) diverticulum has the highest incidence, and a malignancy involving the middle (parabronchial) diverticulum is the least frequent. We now report the sixth case of carcinoma arising in the middle esophageal diverticulum after a 12 year follow-up. The importance of follow-up study of esophageal diverticulum is stressed.

Key Words

esophageal diverticulum esophageal carcinoma 


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© The Japan Surgical Society 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroyuki Kuwano
    • 4
  • Keizo Sugimachi
    • 4
  • Kiyoshi Inokuchi
    • 4
  • Munetomo Enjoji
    • 1
  • Tsuyoshi Sakurai
    • 2
  • Hisashi Kawanami
    • 3
  1. 1.Second Department of PathologyKyushu University Faculty of MedicineNogataJapan
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyKyushu University Faculty of MedicineNogataJapan
  3. 3.Kawanami ClinicNogataJapan
  4. 4.The Second Department of SurgeryKyushu University Faculty of MedicineFukuokaJapan

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