Discovery of esophageal stricture following femoral neck fracture: a case of adenosquamous carcinoma of the esophagus in a young female

Pei Xue, Danielle Nogoy, Konstantinos Damiris, Sushil Ahlawat


Adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) of the esophagus is a rare malignancy of the esophagus with histopathologic features of both adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Given the rarity of this disease, there is scant literature on ASC. We report a unique case of a 29-year-old African American female with advanced ASC manifesting as a pathologic fracture. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirmed femoral fracture, and femoral biopsy demonstrated metastatic ASC. Upper endoscopy revealed a distal esophageal stricture, and histopathology confirmed ASC. To our knowledge this is the youngest case of ASC to be reported. We discuss ASC epidemiology, clinical findings, diagnosis, and current treatments.

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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

ISSN 2332-7243(Print)  ISSN 2332-7251(Online)

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