Background: Zenker's diverticulum (ZD) has been increasingly recognized as a site of primary epithelial malignancy. Pitt in 1896 described the first case. Methods: Between 1990 and 2005, 30 patients affected of esophageal diverticulum were referred to our Department. Results: The pathological results revealed one case of squamous cell carcinoma. On follow-up 10 years after diverticulectomy alone, the patient was alive and well without evidence of recurrence. Conclusion: Our case reported provides additional data on clinical decision when the tumor is well localized without full-thickness penetration or extension to the line of resection. In this patient, long-term survival and apparent disease control have been effected by diverticulectomy alone. A case of such long survival is very rare.
|Titolo:||Ten year survival after excision of squamous cell cancer in Zenker's diverticulum: report of a case|
CARRAFIELLO, GIANPAOLO (Penultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1186/1477-7819-4-17|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|