Distal Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Rare, but Possible Localization

Livia Marieta Negoita *

Clinical Department of Gastroenterology, Bucharest Emergency Clinical Hospital, Romania.

Catalin Stefan Ghenea

Clinical Department of Gastroenterology, Bucharest Emergency Clinical Hospital, Romania.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Aim: To report a rare but possible localization of a distal esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

Case Presentation: A 71-year-old man with severe progressive dysphagia and epigastric pain for 2 months. Endoscopy revealed normal esophagus up to 37 cm from the dental arch where a tight stenosis that prevents the endoscope from advancing is visualized. The histopathological result revealed squamous cell carcinoma. Tumor Board decided to initiate neoadjuvant chemo-radiotherapy followed by surgery.

Conclusion: Management of patients with esophagus tumors is challenging. Localization of squamous cell carcinoma in the distal esophagus, although rarer, is possible.

Keywords: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, dysphagia, biopsy, esophageal stent, esophagectomy

How to Cite

Negoita, Livia Marieta, and Catalin Stefan Ghenea. 2023. “Distal Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Rare, But Possible Localization”. Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Gastroenterology 6 (1):127-31. https://journalajrrga.com/index.php/AJRRGA/article/view/113.


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