Multiple Synchronous Squamous Cell Cancers of the Skin and Esophagus: Differential Management of Primary Versus Secondary Tumor

Multiple Synchronous Squamous Cell Cancers of the Skin and Esophagus: Differential Management of Primary Versus Secondary Tumor

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Didier Mutter
General, Digestive, and Endocrine Surgery Department, Nouvel Hôpital Civil, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

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Multiple primary tumors are uncommon in patients with squamous cell esophageal cancer. Conventional imaging methods have limitations in detecting those tumors. Although 18-F-fluoro-deoxyglucose-positron emission tomography scanner increases the detection of multiple synchronous tumors in patients with other malignancies, its contribution in patients with squamous cell esophageal cancer has not been assessed as it is not systematically performed. The detection of synchronous skin squamous cell tumors in patients with squamous cell esophageal cancer presents a challenge for making diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. A metastatic tumor leads to palliative management, whereas the diagnosis of a primary skin tumor requires curative treatment of both squamous cell tumors. Pathological evaluation appears crucial in the decision.

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Case Report
Publication history
Received: Mon 16, Nov 2020
Accepted: Tue 01, Dec 2020
Published: Tue 15, Dec 2020
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© 2021 Didier Mutter . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2020.12.11