Carcinoma of esophagus, salivary gland type

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Carcinoma of esophagus, salivary gland type

Synonyms: Esophageal carcinoma, salivary gland type

A rare gastroesophageal tumor characterized by a typically submucosal tumor occurring usually in the middle to distal esophagus and histologically characterized as either mucoepidermoid (intimate mixture of mucus intermediate and epidermoid cells) or as adenoid cystic carcinoma (biphasic admixture of duct‐lining epithelial and myoepithelial cells with tubular cribriform solid or basaloid growth patterns). Patients may be asymptomatic or may present with progressive dysphagia heartburn retrosternal pain and/or weight loss.

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