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Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the esophagus: report of two cases and review of the Chinese literature

Xu-feng Guo1, Ten Mao1, Zhi-tao Gu1, Wen-tao Fang1*, Wen-hu Chen1 and Jin-chen Shao2

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1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Chest Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 200030, China

2 Department of Pathology, Shanghai Chest Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 200030, China

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Diagnostic Pathology 2012, 7:179  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-179

Published: 13 December 2012

Abstract

Squamous cell carcinoma is the major pathology type of esophageal cancer in China, where adenocarcinoma is rare and adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is more rare comparing to the western countries. We report the surgical and pathologic findings of two cases of primary ACC of the esophagus, and review of the Chinese literature of this tumor.

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Keywords:
Adenoid cystic carcinoma; Esophagus; Surgery