Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2005 Dec;31(6):383-386.

A Case of Synchronous Esophageal Basaloid Squamous Carcinoma and Cancer of the Base of Tongue

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. parksj@yahoo.co.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
  • 3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.


Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma occurs in various organs including the upper respiratory tract, the base of the tongue, pharynx, larynx, breast, uterine cervix and anus. It is a rare tumor, but it must be distinguished from other malignancies because of its aggressive clinical behavior. Many cases present in the advanced stage at the time of diagnosis. We present here a case of esophageal basaloid squamous cancer that was diagnosed in 75-year-old male patient who had dysphagia and throat pain, and this was accompanied by squamous cell cancer of the tongue base, as was determined by laryngoscopic and esophagogastroscopic examination.


Esophagus; Basaloid squamous carcinoma; Head and neck cancer
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