Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2009 Feb;38(2):80-84.

A Case of Recurrence after Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Arising from Barrett's Esophagus

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Hwasun, Korea. yejoo@chonnam.ac.kr


Surgery is the primary treatment for adenocarcinoma arising from Barrett's esophagus. However, in order to avoid the high risk of complications of surgical resection, many physicians try various endoscopic treatments in cases of early adenocarcinoma and high-grade dysplasia of Barrett's esophagus. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is a recently highlighted technique because of its high rate of en bloc resection, but there is controversy about ESD because of the uncertain long-term effect. There is a high risk of local recurrence after endoscopic treatments especially in a long-segment Barrett's esophagus, but there are no reports about this in Korea. This case we report on shows that the early adenocarcinoma arising from a long-segment Barrett's esophagus was curatively removed by ESD, but recurred high-grade dysplasia was detected on the remnant Barrett's esophagus after one year. We report here on a case of recurred esophageal malignancy after successful endoscopic resection of adenocarcinoma from a Barrett's esophagus.


Barrett's esophagus; Adenocarcinoma; Endoscopic submucosal dissection
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