Risk of Confusion: Detection of a Circular Thickness of the Wall in the Lower Part of the Esophagus

Achim Hochlehnert, Sylvie Lorenzen, Peter Hallscheidt, Jens Encke, Robert Ehehalt

Abstract


We report a case of a woman with a gastrointestinal bleeding. An esophageal ulcer was detected in the endoscopy, however a histological malignancy could not be found. A computer tomography (CT) scan showed a thickness in the distal esophagus and enlarged lymph nodes, so a malignancy was highly suspected. However, the patient refused to follow the recommended clinical procedure of a surgical intervention. Four years later a carcinoma could be ruled out because of follow-up examinations.




Gastroenterol Res. 2011;4(4):180-184
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/gr313w

Keywords


Carcinoma of the esophagus; CT scan; Endoscopy

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