Korean J Gastroenterol.  2019 Sep;74(3):159-162. 10.4166/kjg.2019.74.3.159.

Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Esophagus

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. drcha@khu.ac.kr

Abstract

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma is a malignant tumor that occurs mainly in the salivary glands of adults and children, but rarely in the esophagus. A surgical resection is the primary treatment for mucoepidermal carcinoma, and the prognosis has been reported to be poor. A 61-year-old man was diagnosed with an esophageal nodule in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy for the purpose of a medical examination without any special symptoms and an endoscopic resection was performed for an accurate diagnosis. An endoscopic mucosal resection was performed using a band ligation for a complete resection and continuous follow-up with no evidence of recurrence or metastasis. The unknown prognosis of endoscopic resection makes it necessary to follow the patient carefully.

Keyword

Esophagus; Endoscopic mucosal resection; Carcinoma, mucoepidermoid

MeSH Terms

Adult
Carcinoma, Mucoepidermoid*
Child
Diagnosis
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
Esophagus*
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Ligation
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Metastasis
Prognosis
Recurrence
Salivary Glands
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