Post written by Kyosuke Tanaka, MD, PhD, from the Department of Endoscopy, Mie University Hospital, Tsu, Japan.
This article presents a rare case of cervical esophageal adenocarcinoma. In this case, image-enhanced magnifying endoscopy showed clear diagnosis of adenocarcinoma, and the endoscopic resection was successful.
Careful observation of the cervical esophagus could lead to the detection of a superficial adenocarcinoma. We know it is rare, but not inconceivable; ESD technique for a cervical esophageal lesion is not easy, however, it can help the patient by avoiding invasive treatment.
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