Synchronous Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Esophageal Variceal Bleeding due to Idiopathic Portal Hypertension: A Case Report

Ahmet Cumhur Dulger, Ozgur Kemik, Huseyin Begenik, Aziz Sumer, Deniz Bulut, Gulay Bulut


Squamous cell carcinomas of esophagus are responsible for more than 80% of esophageal malignancies in Turkey. Idiopathic portal hypertension is a rare underlying cause of esophageal variceal bleeding. In such cases, detection of concomitant esophageal squamous cell cancer is also a rare occurrence. We report an unusual case of bleeding esophageal varices secondary to idiopathic portal hypertension associated with esophageal squamous cell cancer. To our knowledge, until now, there have been no reported cases of esophageal variceal bleeding due to idiopathic portal hypertension associated with esophageal squamous cell cancer. This case report demonstrates the two different conditions which may cause esophageal bleeding and there may be an association between idiopathic portal hypertension and esophageal squamous cell cancer.

Gastroenterol Res. 2011;4(2):84-87


Esophageal varices; Idiopathic portal hypertension; Squamous cell cancer

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