A case of carcinosarcoma of the esophagus treated by the chemoradiotherapy

Seiji Kawano, Ryusaku Kusunoki, Masahito Aimi, Reiji Higashi, Yasushi Ishii, Hirofumi Fujishiro, Keita Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Okada, Yasushi Shiratori

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Abstract

A 82-year-old man was admitted into our hospital complaining of dysphagia. Endoscopic examination revealed an elevated tumor in the middle esophagus, and biopsy revealed carcinosarcoma. He underwent chemo-radiotherapy, and the size of tumor decreased remarkably and almost disappeared 7 months later. However, a metastatic lesion appeared 11 months later, and eventually he died. Autopsy revealed a sarcomatous element in the metastatic part, but the primary lesion showed no recurrence. We report herein this rare case of carcinosarcoma of the esophagus that was treated with chemo-radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-541
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume104
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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    Kawano, S., Kusunoki, R., Aimi, M., Higashi, R., Ishii, Y., Fujishiro, H., Kobayashi, K., Okada, H., & Shiratori, Y. (2007). A case of carcinosarcoma of the esophagus treated by the chemoradiotherapy. Japanese Journal of Gastroenterology, 104(4), 535-541.