Endoscopy 1995; 27(1): 119-123
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1005645
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The Coexistence of Esophageal Submucosal Tumor and Carcinoma

H. Yoshikane, Y. Tsukamoto, Y. Niwa, H. Goto, S. Hase, S. Maruta, M. Shimodaira, A. Miyata
  • Second Department of Internal Medicine, Nagoya University School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
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The coexistence of esophageal submucosal tumor and carcinoma has been reported only in very few cases up to now, and the relationship between them is unclear. To elucidate the incidence and the pathogenesis of their coexistence, endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) were sequentially performed in 95 patients who were suspected of having a submucosal tumor of the esophagus. EUS revealed 83 submucosal tumors and 12 cases of extraluminal compression. Two cases of esophageal carcinoma were observed in the series. In one patient, intraepithelial carcinoma was present on a leiomyoma originating in the muscularis mucosae, and in the other patient, multiple superficial carcinomas were pres-