Adenocarcinoma Arising From a Cervical Esophageal Inlet Patch: The Malignant Potential of a Small Lesion
JFK Medical Center
cervical inlet patch, endoscopy, esophageal adenocarcinoma
Digestive System Diseases | Gastroenterology | Internal Medicine | Neoplasms
Inlet patches (IP) are heterotopic lesions consisting of gastric mucosa. Commonly located in the cervical esophagus, it is believed that they are remnants of fetal columnar epithelium arising from incomplete replacement during embryogenesis. A rare complication of IP is the development of proximal esophageal adenocarcinoma. We report a case of a 59-year-old male with intractable cough and dysphagia that was found to have a malignant transformation of an IP.
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Dziadkowiec K N, Sánchez-Luna S A, Stawinski P, et al. Adenocarcinoma Arising From a Cervical Esophageal Inlet Patch: The Malignant Potential of a Small Lesion. Cureus. 2020 July;12(7):e9284. doi:10.7759/cureus.9284