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European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology:
doi: 10.1097/MEG.0b013e3283643dfb
Case Reports

Linitis-like squamous esophageal cancer diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology: report of two cases.

Adrián-de-Ganzo, Zaidaa*; Gimeno-García, Antonio Z.a*; Elwassief, Ahmedc; Paquin, Sartod; Sahai, Anand V.d; García-Castro, Candelariab; Nicolás-Pérez, Davida; Brito-García, Alejandrob; Martín-Corriente, María del Carmenb; Garièpy, Gillese; Quintero, Enriquea

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Abstract

Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (EUS-FNA) may provide full-thickness biopsies, adequate for cytology and histology. In the present case report, we describe the first cases of a rare well-differentiated squamous esophageal carcinoma (verrucous esophageal cancer), finally diagnosed by EUS-FNA using a large FNA needle after several upper endoscopies with biopsies negative for malignancy. In this report, we highlight the usefulness of this procedure and EUS features in the diagnosis of suspicious esophageal lesions with negative endoscopic biopsies for malignancy.

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