Multicentric tumor of the esophagus and its clinical significance; case report and review of the literature

Dilek F., Yalcinkaya I., Dilek O., Akpolat N.

ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA, vol.64, no.4, pp.321-323, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.321-323
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Simultaneous occurrence of the esophageal tumor at multiple sites in a single patient is unusual. Here in, we described a patient had three separate turnoral nodules with ulceration of the esophagus. Thorax CT scan, X-ray and endoscopy revealed the only two tumoral lesion at the lower esophagus. But, the other tumoral lesion at the upper part of the esophagus was detected at operation and histopathologic examination. The aspect of treatment was changed according to this new condition during the operation. We discussed the multicentric tumoral lesions of the esophagus in view of the literature.