Pseudosarcoma of the esophagus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Polypoid lesions of the esophagus occur infrequently and may be benign or malignant. One malignant polypoid tumor, pseudosarcoma, appears to be a distinct pathological entity; the polypoid portion is composed of sarcomatous spindle cells and the base of the polyp shows in situ or invasive squamous cell carcinoma. A patient with this lesion is described and the 16 previously reported patients are reviewed. The results indicate that local resection is inadequate; radical esophagectomy is required for cure.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Postlethwait, RW; Wechsler, AS; Shelburne, JD

Published Date

  • February 1, 1975

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 198 - 205

PubMed ID

  • 1115555

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-4975

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0003-4975(10)64003-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands