Journal article

Cluster of 4 cases of esophageal squamous cell cancer developing in adults with surgically corrected esophageal atresia-time for screening to start

Chatura S Jayasekera, Paul V Desmond, Jacinta A Holmes, Mathew Kitson, Andrew CF Taylor

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Currently, no recommendations exist for the endoscopic screening of patients in adulthood, with surgically corrected esophageal atresia (EA), for the development of esophageal cancer. A small number of individual case reports in the literature have raised concern that these cancers pose an increased risk (2 adenocarcinoma and 3 squamous cell carcinoma). METHODS: St Vincent's hospital has set up an EA clinic to review adult patients previously operated on for correction of EA. These patients underwent clinical review and were offered endoscopic evaluation if they had symptoms of dysphagia or gastroesophageal reflux. Among those patients, 3 have developed esophageal squamous cell c..

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