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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr07.2009.2116.
Published online 2010 March 11. doi:  10.1136/bcr.07.2009.2116
PMCID: PMC3029366
Rare disease

Metachronous adenocarcinoma in a gastric tube after radical surgery for oesophageal cancer

Abstract

In recent years the prognosis for oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma patients has improved. Together with this improvement, the occurrence of second primary carcinoma, especially gastric carcinoma, in tubes constructed from the stomach after oesophagectomy must be taken into account. We report a case of a patient who had this clinical presentation, which was revealed not in the normal follow-up, but in a consecutive operation carried out because of an anastomotic problem.


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