Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Barretts Esophagus
- *Corresponding Author:
- Esteban Trakal
Department of Gastroenterology
Reina Fabiola Clinic, School of Medicine
Catholic University of Córdoba, Argentina
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 17, 2013; Accepted date: June 20, 2013; Published date: June 22, 2013
Citation: Trakál E, Trakál JJ, Butti ALL, Zárate FE, Guidi A, et al. (2013) Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Barrett’s Esophagus. J Gastroint Dig Syst S12:018. doi: 10.4172/2161-069X.S12-018
Copyright: © 2013 Trakál E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Barrett’s esophagus (BE), consequence of chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a pre-malignant condition, capable of turning into adenocarcinoma (ACa). However the presence of squamous cell carcinoma (SCa) coexisting with Barrett’s metaplasia, is reported in some papers. The aim of this paper is to present 17 patients involving synchronous BE and SCa.