Muco-Epidermoid Carcinoma of the Oesophagus : A Case Report

Turkyilmaz A., EROĞLU A., Gursan N.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.109, no.3, pp.416-418, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2009.11680452
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.416-418
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Muco-epidermoid carcinomas (MECs) are typically located in the salivary, lacrimal and tracheobronchial glands. However, they can also be present in the oesophagus. Primary MECs of the oesophagus account for 0.05% to 2.2% of all cases of primary oesophageal cancer. Treatment for this tumour has primarily been surgical resection. In this report we present the surgical and pathological findings of a primary MEC of the oesophagus in an 82-year-old woman and review the management options for this tumour.