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Aggressive Adenocarcinoma of the Cervical Esophagus: Importance of a Multidisciplinary Approach

Authors
Journal
Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
2090-6528
Publisher
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Publication Date
Volume
2012
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1155/2012/826246
Keywords
  • Case Report
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Adenocarcinoma of the cervical esophagus is a rare tumor, in comparison to adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus which is on the rise and is often associated with Barrett's esophagus. We present a case of aggressive cervical esophageal adenocarcinoma in a 46-year-old female with no endoscopic or histopathologic evidence of Barrett's esophagus. We discuss the possible etiology of this tumor and review the treatment options, highlighting the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the management of this rare disease.

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