Polypoid adenosquamous carcinoma of the esophagus with prominent spindle cells: Report of a case with immunohistochemical and ultrastructural studies

G. Orsatti, A. H. Corvalan, H. Sakurai, H. S.H. Choi

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Abstract

We report a case of spindle-cell adenosquamous carcinoma of the esophagus. This represents the third case in the worldwide literature in which an esophageal polypoid tumor contains adenosquamous carcinoma rather than the usual squamous cell carcinoma in addition to a prominent spindle-cell element. The spindle-cell component displayed positive immunoreaction! for both keratin and vimentin, as expression of bidirectional differentiation within a single neoplasm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)544-547
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume117
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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