Multicentric tumor of the esophagus and its clinical significance; case report and review of the literature

Acta Gastroenterol Belg. 2001 Oct-Dec;64(4):321-3.


Simultaneous occurrence of the esophageal tumor at multiple sites in a single patient is unusual. Here in, we described a patient had three separate tumoral nodules with ulceration of the esophagus. Thorax CT scan, X-ray and endoscopy revealed the only two tumoral lesion at the lower esophagus. But, the other tumoral lesion at the upper part of the esophagus was detected at operation and histopathologic examination. The aspect of treatment was changed according to this new condition during the operation. We discussed the multicentric tumoral lesions of the esophagus in view of the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / pathology*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery*
  • Deglutition Disorders / diagnosis
  • Deglutition Disorders / surgery
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Esophagectomy / methods*
  • Esophagoscopy / methods
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Risk Assessment