Fraternal Twin Tumours of the Oesophagus and Stomach Presenting in the Advanced Stage – A Rare Case with a Fatal EndCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Saraswathy Sreeram,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Lighthouse Hill Road,
Hampankatta - 575001, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India.
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.
Gastric adenocarcinoma, Oesophageal carcinoma, Synchronous multiple tumours
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 May 30 ]; 11:ED11-ED12. Available from
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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