Corrosive Induced Carcinoma of Esophagus After 58 Years

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Abstract

Patients with corrosive induced esophageal strictures have an increased risk of esophageal carcinoma. We present a case of a 61-year-old man who ingested sulfuric acid at the age of 3 years and then developed dysphagia at late follow-up. In 2010, he presented to the outpatient clinic with weight loss and worsening dysphagia to both solids and liquids. A barium swallow radiograph and endoscopy demonstrated a long stricture in the middle third of the esophagus. Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy was undertaken via an upper midline abdominal incision and a right thoracotomy, and pathologic examination of the resection specimen confirmed a well-differentiated esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Twenty-two months postoperatively, he reports no dysphagia, and no tumor recurrence was evident during follow-up.

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