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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 192423, 5 pages
Case Report

Rare Cause of Stricture Esophagus—Sarcoma: A Case Report and Review of the literature

Department of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Ida Scudder Cancer Center, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632004, India

Received 27 May 2011; Accepted 20 July 2011

Academic Editors: S. Chokhavatia, R. Goll, S. Kikuchi, and E. Savarino

Copyright © 2011 S. Patricia et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma account for the vast majority of oesophageal malignancies. Other malignancies known to occur in the oesophagus include melanoma, sarcoma, and lymphoma. Among the sarcomas, carcinosarcoma is the commonest with both carcinomatous and sarcomatous elements followed by leiomyosarcoma of mesenchymal origin. Other sarcomas reported in the literature are liposarcoma, synovial sarcoma, myxofibrosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, granulocytic sarcoma, histiocytic sarcoma, schwannoma rhabdomyosarcoma, and epithelioid sarcoma. We report a case of malignant spindle cell tumour of oesophagus. Sarcomas of esophagus present as a polypoid exophytic soft tissue mass. Our patient presented with a stricture which is a rare presentation. Locally aggressive treatment with surgery is beneficial, and local palliative treatment including radiotherapy is worthwhile.