Endoscopic submucosal dissection for recurrent or residual superficial esophageal cancer after chemoradiotherapy: Two cases

Changhyeok Hwang, Young Hoon Youn, Sung eun Choi, Young Hak Jung, Hae Yeul Park, Jae Jun Park, Jie Hyun Kim, Hyojin Park

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Abstract

We report two cases of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for recurrent or residual esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) lesions after chemoradiotherapy for advanced esophageal cancer. Case 1 involved a 64-year-old man who had previously undergone chemoradiotherapy for advanced ESCC and achieved a complete response (CR) for 22 months, until metachronous recurrent superficial ESCC was detected on follow-up esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). We performed ESD and found no evidence of recurrence for 24 months. Case 2 involved a 59-year-old man who had previously undergone chemoradiotherapy for advanced ESCC. He responded favorably to treatment, and most of the tumor had disappeared on follow-up EGD 4 months later. However, there were two residual superficial esophageal lugol-voiding lesions. We performed ESD, and he had a CR for 32 months thereafter. ESD can be considered a viable treatment option for recurrent or residual superficial ESCC after chemoradiotherapy for advanced esophageal cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-557
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Endoscopy
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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