Adenocarcinoma in situ arising from the ectopic submucosal cardiac glands of short-segment Barrett's epithelium

Sadanori Abe, Masao Kojima, Hiroaki Kurihara, Hikaru Tamura, Minoru Kitago, Hideyuki Sasanuma, Masahiro Wada, Tomonobu Ogihara, Yukihiro Sato, Ken Saito

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Abstract

Adenocarcinoma of the esophagocardiac junction is a condition difficult to define. It is often necessary to differentiate between esophagocardiac junctional adenocarcinoma and carcinoma in Barrett's esophagus. We herein report a case of an 83-year-old Japanese man with adenocarcinoma in situ arising from ectopic submucosal cardiac glands in short-segment Barrett's epithelium, associated with squamous cell carcinoma. Despite the visualization of a nodule in short-segment Barrett's epithelium, we diagnosed the present case as one of esophagocardiac junctional cancer arising from ectopic submucosal cardiac glands, using Alcian-blue staining.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-63
Number of pages4
JournalDigestive Endoscopy
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Apr 3
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Esophagocardiac junctional cancer
  • Short segment Barrett's esophagus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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Abe, S., Kojima, M., Kurihara, H., Tamura, H., Kitago, M., Sasanuma, H., Wada, M., Ogihara, T., Sato, Y., & Saito, K. (2003). Adenocarcinoma in situ arising from the ectopic submucosal cardiac glands of short-segment Barrett's epithelium. Digestive Endoscopy, 15(1), 60-63. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1443-1661.2003.00216.x