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1/117. Double cancers of the lung and esophagus associated with a sarcoid-like reaction in their regional lymph nodes: report of a case.

    A case of double cancers of the lung and esophagus associated with a sarcoid-like reaction in their regional lymph nodes is reported. A 73-year-old man with hemosputum was found to have a mass in his right lower lung field on a chest X-ray. Based on a diagnosis of lung cancer, a right middle and lower lobectomy with a dissection of the lymph nodes was performed. Microscopically, a well developed granulomatous reaction was seen in the dissected mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes. Three years after the pulmonary resection, he was admitted to our hospital because of dysphagia. A diagnosis of lower esophageal cancer was made. A lower esophagectomy with a total gastrectomy was performed. A sarcoid-like reaction comprising epithelioid cells and giant cells was seen in the regional lymph nodes. No clinical findings indicative of systemic sarcoidosis were observed. This rare condition may therefore help to improve our overall understanding of the relationship between malignant neoplasms and sarcoid-like reactions in the regional lymph nodes.
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2/117. Lymphoepithelioma-like esophageal carcinoma: report of a case.

    We herein report the rare case of a patient suffering from lymphoepithelioma-like poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus. The patient was a 74-year-old woman in whom an esophageal tumor was found during an operation for thyroid cancer. After performing a subtotal thyroidectomy and cervical esophagectomy, esophageal reconstruction was performed using a free jejunal graft. Based on the results of the pathological examination, the esophageal tumor was diagnosed to be primary lymphoepithelioma-like esophageal cancer, not metastasis of either unknown nasopharyngeal cancer or thyroid cancer. Since surgery, she has survived postoperatively for more than 4 years with no evidence of recurrent disease.
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3/117. Metachronous pulmonary and oesophageal neoplasia.

    Primary carcinomas of the lung and oesophagus are common, surgical resection offers the only hope of long-term survival with both conditions. We present the unusual case of a patient who underwent transhiatal oesophagectomy for an adenocarcinoma carcinoma of the oesophagus, 5 years after left pneumonectomy for small cell carcinoma of the lung.
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4/117. Multiple primary cancers of the esophagus and thyroid gland.

    The occurrence of multiple primary cancers in the aerodigestive tract is a well known phenomenon that has been explained by the concept of 'field carcinogenesis'. Metachronous or synchronous esophageal cancer has usually been identified in patients with head and neck cancer, gastric cancer or colon cancer. The incidence of multiple primary cancers of the esophagus and thyroid gland is very low. We treated four patients with synchronous cancers of the cervical esophagus and the thyroid gland. Histologically, all of the esophageal cancers were squamous cell carcinomas. Thyroid cancers were evaluated as papillary carcinoma or follicular carcinoma. Both the esophageal cancer and the thyroid cancer frequently metastasized to lymph nodes. All patients had multiple lymph nodes metastasis from the esophageal or the thyroid cancer. In one patient, both the esophageal and the thyroid cancers were detected in the same lymph node. Three of four patients died from recurrence of esophageal cancer. The prognosis of these patients was poor. In the treatment of esophageal carcinoma, cancers of other organs including the thyroid gland should be carefully investigated.
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5/117. Possible paracrine growth of adenocarcinoma of the stomach induced by granulocyte colony stimulating factor produced by squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus.

    Synchronous cancers of the oesophagus and stomach diagnosed in a patient showing pronounced leucocytosis were examined for production of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) and expression of G-CSF receptor. Whereas enzyme immunoassay of tissue extracts showed that the oesophageal carcinoma produced G-CSF, the gastric cancer did not. However, the gastric tumour showed G-CSF receptor expression on immunohistochemical examination of sections. These findings suggest that the oesophageal cancer promoted gastric cancer growth by paracrine mechanisms involving G-CSF.
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6/117. choriocarcinoma arising in a squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus.

    Extragonadal germ cell tumors are rare neoplasms with histologic features comparable to those of gonadal origin. Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus was diagnosed in a 53-year-old male patient, and was palliated for a short period by cisplatin plus 5-fluorouracil. Clinical deterioration and development of gynecomastia led to diagnosis of hormone-secreting choriocarcinoma that originated within the squamous cell tumor of the esophagus. Salvage chemotherapy affected the markers but not the tumor. Extragonadal choriocarcinoma is a chemosensitive tumor, but when arising within squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus it may be chemoresistant, and lead to a fatal outcome.
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7/117. Co-occurrence of mucoepidermoid carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus: report of a case.

    A case of co-occurrence of a mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) and a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in the esophagus is described. The present patient was a 61-year-old man who underwent a curative esophagectomy with a regional lymph node dissection for a MEC in the lower esophagus and a SCC near the esophagogastric junction. The two lesions were endoscopically and histologically divided by a normal esophageal mucosa. The MEC of the esophagus consisted of SCC cells and signet-ring cells, and a mucin product and carcinoembryonic antigen, which were found at high levels in the blood serum before surgery, were detected histochemically in the signet-ring cells. The follow-up survey of the patients with esophageal MEC previously reported in japan showed that most of the patients died of either local recurrence or widespread metastasis after treatment; the overall 5-year survival rate was 24.4% in the total 25 cases, and 27.7% in the 22 resected cases. However, 6 patients who died of therapeutic complications were included among these patients; furthermore, the 5-year survival rate after surgery was 29.2% in the patients treated over the last decade (1989-1998). We expect that the clinical outcome of patients treated for esophageal MEC will therefore improve in the future.
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8/117. Quintuple carcinomas with metachronous triple cancer of the esophagus, kidney, and colonic conduit following synchronous double cancer of the stomach and duodenum.

    A patient who had undergone radical gastrectomy for synchronous gastric cancer (T(1)N(0)M(0), stage I) and duodenal cancer (Tis, stage 0) in November 1987 was found to have esophageal cancer in November 1994, and underwent radical thoracolaparotomy at our hospital (T(1)N(0)M(0), stage I). After follow-up for about 3.5 years, renal cancer was detected in April 1998, and radical nephrectomy was performed (T(1)N(0)M(0), stage I). Two years later, in April 2000, the patient was found to have a polypoid lesion in the colonic conduit used for reconstruction after esophagectomy, and endoscopic mucosal resection was performed (Tis, stage 0). The patient remains under careful follow-up, including observation of the colonic conduit and the residual large intestine.
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9/117. A mediastinal hemangioma, associated with perirenal hemangioma and congenital anomaly of the inferior vena cava.

    In a 40-year-old man, a mediastinal hemangioma was discovered intially as a compression of the esophagus by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Furthermore, perirenal hemangioma and inferior vena cava (IVC) malformation were stimultaneously found. Hemangiomas, which occur in the mediastinal and perirenal area, are extremely uncommon and congenital IVC malformation, like the present case, has not been reported. We review the literature of these vascular abnormalities.
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10/117. Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis with esophageal involvement.

    OBJECTIVE: To report a case of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis with diffuse involvement of the esophagus in a child. DESIGN: Retrospective case report and literature review. SETTING: Tertiary Children's Hospital. CONCLUSION: endoscopy is recommended for detection of esophageal papillomas, especially in patients with significant laryngeal lesions or post-cricoid involvement.
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