Muco-Epidermoid Carcinoma of the Oesophagus : A Case Report

Turkyilmaz A. , EROĞLU A., Gursan N.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, cilt.109, ss.416-418, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 109 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00015458.2009.11680452
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.416-418


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.