Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Feb 26, 2021; 9(6): 1336-1342
Published online Feb 26, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i6.1336
Esophageal superficial adenosquamous carcinoma resected by endoscopic submucosal dissection: A rare case report
Guan-Yi Liu, Ji-Xin Zhang, Long Rong, Wei-Dong Nian, Bi-Xiao Nian, Yuan Tian
Guan-Yi Liu, Long Rong, Wei-Dong Nian, Bi-Xiao Nian, Yuan Tian, Endoscopy Center, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100032, China
Ji-Xin Zhang, Department of Pathology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100032, China
Author contributions: Liu GY, Nian WD, Nian BX and Tian Y planned the treatment strategy; Nian WD performed the operation; Zhang JX performed and analyzed the pathological tests; Liu GY and Zhang JX drafted the manuscript; Rong L and Nian WD conducted the research and revised the manuscript for important intellectual content; All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by Scientific Research Seed Fund of Peking University First Hospital, No. 2019SF20.
Informed consent statement: Written informed consent was obtained from the patient.
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Corresponding author: Wei-Dong Nian, MBChB, Professor, Endoscopy Center, Peking University First Hospital, No. 8 Xishiku Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100032, China.
Received: August 22, 2020
Peer-review started: August 22, 2020
First decision: December 14, 2020
Revised: December 15, 2020
Accepted: December 27, 2020
Article in press: December 27, 2020
Published online: February 26, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Adenosquamous carcinoma is a rare type of esophageal carcinoma and is often identified as advanced tumors, which are managed by surgery. Here, we report a case of early adenosquamous carcinoma mimicking squamous cell carcinoma during endoscopy examination that was successfully treated by endoscopic resection, suggesting that for very early adenosquamous carcinoma endoscopic resection alone might be a sufficient treatment, as in squamous cell carcinoma.