Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2007 Jan;34(1):33-37.

A Case of Double Primary Cancer that Occurred Continuously at the Esophagogastric Junction

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University College of Medicine, Jeonju, Korea. soo@chonbuk.ac.kr


The occurrence of multiple primary cancers associated with the esophagus and stomach is a well known phenomenon. However, the majority of those lesions are located apart each other. Finding of esophageal cancer and gastric cancer occurring simultaneously at the esophagogastric junction is extremely rare. In this case, the endoscopic findings showed that the cancer of the gastric cardia had invaded to the lower esophagus, but after the operation, the pathology report show the synchronous occurrence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and gastric adenocarcinoma. Therefore, we report here on a rare case of double primary cancer, and this double primary cancer occurred at the esophagogastric junction of a 67 year-old woman.


Double primary cancer; Esophageal cancer; Gastric cancer; Esophagogastric junction
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