Esophageal adenocarcinoma in a patient with surgically treated achalasia.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Although squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus occurs with increased incidence in primary achalasia, esophageal adenocarcinoma has been considered rare in this condition. We report a patient with long-standing achalasia in whom adenocarcinoma of the esophagus occurred many years after Heller esophagomyotomy, presumably related to Barrett's esophagus complicating gastro-esophageal reflux disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goodman, P; Scott, LD; Verani, RR; Berggreen, CC

Published Date

  • December 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1549 - 1552

PubMed ID

  • 2253539

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0163-2116

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01540574


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States