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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2017, Article ID 2713589, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/2713589
Case Report

Synchronous Upper Squamous and Lower Adenocarcinoma of the Oesophagus: A Rarely Reported Case Treated with Palliative Chemotherapy and Stenting

1Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
2Department of Gastroenterology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Correspondence should be addressed to Niall Hardy; moc.liamg@ydrah.llain

Received 29 March 2017; Accepted 3 July 2017; Published 31 July 2017

Academic Editor: Gregory Kouraklis

Copyright © 2017 Niall Hardy 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.

Abstract

Oesophageal cancer is divided into two main subtypes, squamous and adenocarcinoma. It is the eighth most common cancer in the world with squamous more common in the developing world and adenocarcinoma most prevalent in the developed world. Incidences of concomitant squamous carcinoma with adenocarcinoma are exceedingly rare with only a few documented occurrences in the form of case reports existing. Here we report a case of synchronous squamous and adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus occurring in an 81-year-old lady with dysphagia, weight loss, and no identifiable risk factors.