Advanced Oropharyngeal Cancer Can Be Easily Missed During Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

  • Kenta Hamada Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0768-3783
  • Tomofumi Akasaka Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka
  • Yasushi Yamasaki Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka
  • Ryu Ishihara Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka
Keywords: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, head and neck cancer, pharyngeal cancer

Abstract

The case of an elderly man with an advanced oropharyngeal cancer that was missed during esophagogastroduodenoscopy is described. He was referred for endoscopic resection of superficial esophageal squamous cell neoplasms. He died a month after referral due to an advanced oropharyngeal cancer with a metastatic lesion to the brain. Patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma are high risk for head and neck cancer. The pharynx is the most common site for cancer in the head and neck region. Consequently, the pharynx should be observed carefully when patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma undergo esophagogastroduodenoscopy.

Author Biographies

Kenta Hamada, Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka
Gastrointestinal Oncology
Tomofumi Akasaka, Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka
Gastrointestinal Oncology
Yasushi Yamasaki, Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka
Gastrointestinal Oncology
Ryu Ishihara, Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka
Gastrointestinal Oncology

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  • Published: 2017-05-26

    Issue: Vol 4 No 4 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Hamada, K., Akasaka, T., Yamasaki, Y., & Ishihara, R. (2017). Advanced Oropharyngeal Cancer Can Be Easily Missed During Esophagogastroduodenoscopy. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4(4). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2017_0005367