Title

Adenocarcinoma Arising From a Cervical Esophageal Inlet Patch: The Malignant Potential of a Small Lesion

Division

East Florida

Hospital

JFK - MU

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

7-19-2020

Keywords

cervical inlet patch, endoscopy, esophageal adenocarcinoma

Disciplines

Digestive System Diseases | Gastroenterology | Internal Medicine | Neoplasms

Abstract

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.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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