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Korean J Gastroenterol 2019; 74(3): 159-162  https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2019.74.3.159
Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Esophagus
Sang Youn Shin, Min Kyu Chae, Min Seob Kwak, Jin Young Yoon, Jung Won Jeon and Jae Myung Cha
Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Jae Myung Cha, Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, 892 Dongnam-ro, Gangdong-gu, Seoul 05278, Korea. Tel: +82-2-440-6113, Fax: +82-2-440-6295, E-mail: drcha@khu.ac.kr, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9403-230X
Received: May 10, 2019; Revised: June 8, 2019; Accepted: June 13, 2019; Published online: September 25, 2019.
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Abstract
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma is a malignant tumor that occurs mainly in the salivary glands of adults and children, but rarely in the esophagus. A surgical resection is the primary treatment for mucoepidermal carcinoma, and the prognosis has been reported to be poor. A 61-year-old man was diagnosed with an esophageal nodule in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy for the purpose of a medical examination without any special symptoms and an endoscopic resection was performed for an accurate diagnosis. An endoscopic mucosal resection was performed using a band ligation for a complete resection and continuous follow-up with no evidence of recurrence or metastasis. The unknown prognosis of endoscopic resection makes it necessary to follow the patient carefully.
Keywords: Esophagus; Endoscopic mucosal resection; Carcinoma, mucoepidermoid


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