Carcinoma cuniculatum of the esophagus-diagnostic and treatment dilemma

Falasa Matheus, Ayzengart Alexander, Walters Michael, Liu Xiuli, Oduntan Olusola
2020 Archives of Clinical Gastroenterology  
Carcinoma cuniculatum is a rare variant of well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, with fewer than twenty cases reported in the literature [1] . Diagnosis is often delayed due to failure of endoscopic biopsies to yield a defi nitive tissue diagnosis. We present the case of a patient with carcinoma cuniculatum of the esophagus who was misdiagnosed as achalasia, and consequently did not undergo surgical resection of the malignancy for nine months.
doi:10.17352/2455-2283.000080 fatcat:z3k26i3lfnbplndzpqsm2vdy3i