Endoscopic submucosal dissection for the treatment of synchronous hypopharyngeal mass and esophageal superficial carcinoma

  • Xiang-lei Yuan
  • Dan Yang
  • Bing HuEmail author
A 53-year-old man with a history of smoking (1 pack/day × 30 years) and massive alcohol intake (250 g/day × 30 years) presented to our hospital with abnormal pharyngeal sensation and dyspnea. On esophagogastroscopy, a 2-cm pedunculated mass with hyperemia was observed in the right aryepiglottic fold (Fig.  1a), and a flat-type lesion was also identified 16 cm from the incisors (Fig.  1b). After endoscopic biopsy, a diagnosis of synchronous hypopharyngeal and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma was made. Subsequent computerised tomography (CT) of the neck revealed an approximately 2.3 × 1.6 cm well-defined mass in the right aryepiglottic fold (Fig.  1c), without cervical lymph node metastases. A contrast-enhanced CT of the chest did not reveal significant abnormality. Considering the fact that synchronous surgical resection of both the cancers is highly invasive treatment with high complication rates [ 1], and the patient refused to undergo staged treatment, endoscopic submucosal dissection...


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We acknowledge the support from National Natural Science Foundation of China (81570472).

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X-lY, DY, and BH declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterology, West China HospitalSichuan UniversityChengdu CityChina
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, West China HospitalSichuan UniversityChengduChina

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