Surgical Resection of a Solitary Pulmonary Metastasis from Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus: A Case Report

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Author(s)

    • Kosaka Takayuki
    • Department of General Surgical Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma University, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
    • Mogi Akira
    • Department of General Surgical Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma University, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
    • Yamaki Ei
    • Department of General Surgical Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma University, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
    • Miyazaki Tatsuya
    • Department of General Surgical Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma University, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
    • Kuwano Hiroyuki
    • Department of General Surgical Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma University, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan

Abstract

Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) of the esophagus is a relatively rare variant of esophageal malignancies. It is regarded as a disease with a poor prognosis because of the high frequency of distant metastases. We managed a case of resected solitary pulmonary metastasis of BSCC of the esophagus in a 78-year-old female. We performed curative thoracic esophagectomy with three-field lymph node dissection for her disease. After two years and nine months, a thoracoscopic partial resection of the left lung was performed for the solitary pulmonary metastasis. At present, one year after the surgery, the patient is doing well without any recurrence. There have been few reports of case of resected pulmonary metastases. In addition, no treatment strategy for pulmonary metastases from BSCC of the esophagus has been established because of the limited number of cases. Additional cases are required to determine the treatment method.

Journal

  • Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

    Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 20(Supplement), 646-649, 2014

    The Editorial Committee of Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

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