Primary esophageal diffuse large B cell lymphoma presenting with tracheoesophageal fistula: A rare case and review

Jirapat Teerakanok, Judy Park DeWitt, Edna Juarez, Kyaw Zin Thein, Irfan Warraich

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Abstract

Primary non-Hodgkin lymphomas in the esophagus are rare. Tracheoesophageal fistulas mainly arise from solid esophageal carcinoma or mediastinal malignancies. Our patient presented with cough, dysphagia and weight loss, and upon initial computed tomography imaging and esophagogastroduodenoscopy, a malignant mass in the middle third of esophagus with tracheoesophageal fistula was found. The location of the mass and presence of malignant tracheoesophageal fistula were strongly suggestive of squamous cell carcinoma. However, tumor biopsy revealed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. This case report details a rare incident of a primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma presented as tracheoesophageal fistula and reviews previous literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-435
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Volume9
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology

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