A case of malignant granular cell tumor of the esophagus with multiple liver metastasis

Katsushi Takebayashi, Yoshihiro Kinoshita, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Masatoshi Nakagawa, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Masako Ogawa, Kazuhisa Ehara, Masaki Ueno, Harushi Udagawa

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Abstract

Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in a 43-year-old man complaining of a tight sensation on swallowing was found to have a protruding lesion of the lower esophagus, and biopsy indicated granular cell tumor. CT scan showed multiple liver metastases. The tumor was resected by esophagectomy via a left thora-coabdominal approach with jejunal interposition, and liver biopsy was performed. Pathological findings of liver biopsy indicated liver metastases of the granular cell tumor. The diagnosis was malignant granular cell tumor. Chemotherapy administered for the liver metastases was not effective. The patient died 14 months after the operation. Most granular cell tumors are benign tumor. We reported a rare case of malignant granular cell tumor of the esophagus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Gastroenterological Surgery
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21-01-2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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    Takebayashi, K., Kinoshita, Y., Ozawa, T., Nakagawa, M., Tanaka, T., Ogawa, M., Ehara, K., Ueno, M., & Udagawa, H. (2012). A case of malignant granular cell tumor of the esophagus with multiple liver metastasis. Japanese Journal of Gastroenterological Surgery, 45(1), 23-29. https://doi.org/10.5833/jjgs.45.23