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Year : 2017 | Month : April | Volume : 11 | Issue : 4 | Page : ED11 - ED12

Fraternal Twin Tumours of the Oesophagus and Stomach Presenting in the Advanced Stage – A Rare Case with a Fatal End

Saraswathy Sreeram, Chaithra Gowthuvalli Venkataramana, Jyoti Ramanath Kini, Ranjitha Rao, Nirupama Murali

1. Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Dapartment of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India. 3. Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College,Manipal University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India. 4. Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India. 5. Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Saraswathy Sreeram,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Lighthouse Hill Road,
Hampankatta - 575001, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: swameeram@gmail.com

Abstract

Synchronous primary tumours of the aerodigestive tract presenting with different histologies is a very rare event. A case with such an association is presented here. A 50-year-old lady presented with symptoms of abdominal obstruction like abdominal pain, distention and vomiting since one month. Her radiological imaging and biopsies revealed a primary oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma and primary gastric adenocarcinoma. Western medical literature has shown the occurrence of multiple synchronous cancers; however, cases from India have seldom been reported. Early screening, correct diagnosis and appropriate plans of management are crucial to reduce the morbidity and mortality of such patients who bear the burden of not just one, but multiple primary cancers.

Keywords

Gastric adenocarcinoma, Oesophageal carcinoma, Synchronous multiple tumours

How to cite this article :

Saraswathy Sreeram, Chaithra Gowthuvalli Venkataramana, Jyoti Ramanath Kini, Ranjitha Rao, Nirupama Murali. FRATERNAL TWIN TUMOURS OF THE OESOPHAGUS AND STOMACH PRESENTING IN THE ADVANCED STAGE – A RARE CASE WITH A FATAL END. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Apr 24 ]; 11:ED11-ED12. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=April&volume=11&issue=4&page=ED11-ED12&id=9637

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/25449.9637



Date of Submission: Nov 15, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Jan 02, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jan 06, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017

Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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