Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1997 Oct;17(5):656-660.

A Case of Esophageal Carcinoma in a Patient with Primary Achalasia

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Keimyung University Medical College, Taegu, Korea.

Abstract

Achalasia is believed to be a predisposing factor for the development of esophageal cancer. The prevalence rate of esophageal cancer is 1~7% among all patient with achalasia. The presumed mechanism responsible for the development of cancer are food stasis and gastroesophageal reflux. We experienced a case of esophageal carcinoma in a 47-year-old man,who had diagnosed as achalasia ten years ago. Esophagogram, esophagoscopy with biopsy and chest CT scanning can reveal esophageal carcinoma arising in patients with achalasia.

Keyword

Achalasia; Esophageal carcinoma

MeSH Terms

Biopsy
Causality
Esophageal Achalasia*
Esophageal Neoplasms
Esophagoscopy
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Humans
Middle Aged
Prevalence
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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