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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1992;26(1): 96-98.
Basaloid-Squamous Carcinoma of the Esophagus: A case report.
Tae Jung Jang, In Joon Choi
Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Basaloid-squamous carcinoma of the esophagus is rare and similiar to the solid type of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the salivary gland. The origin of this tumor is unknown. The tumor was located in the lower third of the esophagus. The case of basaloid-squamous carcinoma consisted of submucosal tumor showing carcinoma with a basaloid pattern and focal squamous differentiation associated with squamous cell carcinoma or carcinoma in situ of the esophageal mucosa. A few submucosal tumor cells were positive for cytokeratin.
Key Words: Basaloid-squamous carcinoma; Esophagus