A Carcinoid Tumor of The Esophagus Treated with Endoscopic Ablation Therapy

  • Na Rae Kim Department of Pathology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Namdong-gu, Republic of Korea
  • Yoon Jae Kim Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Namdong-gu, Republic of Korea
  • In Cheol Hwang Department of Family Medicine, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Namdong-gu, Republic of Korea
Keywords: carcinoid tumor; esophagus; argon plasma coagulation.

Abstract

Esophageal carcinoids are exceedingly rare and only a few limited cases have been reported. Because knowledge about esophageal carcinoid is based primarily on case reports, the treatment of choice has not been settled. We report here on a localized carcinoid tumor in the esophagogastric junction. As our initial biopsy was nearly equal for the excision, we only performed coagulation ablation therapy instead of a wide excision which is traditionally recommended. The patient is free of recurrence so far during 50-month follow-up. Our report suggests that esophageal carcinoids may be not particularly associated with a poor prognosis.

Keywords: carcinoid tumor; esophagus; argon plasma coagulation. PubMed

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Published
2016-12-23
How to Cite
Kim, N. R., Kim, Y. J., & Hwang, I. C. (2016). A Carcinoid Tumor of The Esophagus Treated with Endoscopic Ablation Therapy. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 55(204), 97-99. https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.2485
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Case Reports