Synchronous primary adenocarcinoma and adenosquamous carcinoma of the esophagus

L. C. Cirillo, P. P. Mainenti, M. Imbriaco, R. Franco, G. Gatta, G. De Rosa, M. Salvatore

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Multiple malignant esophageal tumors of the same cell type are described. In the esophageal mucosa, widespread carcinomatous transformation may be observed and multicentric invasive squamous cell carcinomas may develop. The concomitance of two independent esophageal malignant neoplasms of different epithelial histogenesis is uncommon. Synchronous adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus is reported. Adenosquamous carcinoma of the esophagus is a rare tumor. Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus represents 10% of esophageal cancer. We report a case of a synchronous primary invasive adenosquamous carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Both tumors were demonstrated radiographically. The peculiarity of this neoplastic association and the importance of complete radiographic esophageal evaluation in patients with one obvious obstructing tumor of the esophagus are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1964-1967
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Radiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adenosquamous carcinoma
  • Esophagus
  • Neoplasms
  • Synchronous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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