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Experience with endoscopic resection of oesophageal verrucous carcinoma and literature review
  1. Kaartik Soota1,
  2. Pratyusha Tirumanisetty2,
  3. Ye Jin Lee1 and
  4. Adrian Holm1
  1. 1 Gastroenterology, University of Iowa Foundation, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
  2. 2 Internal Medicine, Unity Hospital, Greece, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Pratyusha Tirumanisetty, Tirumanisettypratyusha{at}


A 65-year-old male patient with chronic dysphagia was found to have a 2 cm mass at gastro-oesophageal junction on endoscopy. Biopsy showed squamous hyperplasia without malignancy. Controlled radial expansion balloon dilatation and partial resection were performed but the symptoms recurred. He finally underwent endoscopic mucosa resection and histology showed well-differentiated verruciform squamous proliferation limited to the mucosa. Small amounts of tumour remnants were treated during subsequent follow-up endoscopies and the patient has been tumour free since then. Diagnosis of oesophageal verrucous carcinoma can be challenging and could be managed with endoscopic resection. In this report, we review the literature and present our experience with a patient with oesophageal verrucous carcinoma.

  • endoscopy
  • cancer intervention
  • oesophagus

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  • Contributors KS: literature search, preparation of manuscript, including original draft of the manuscript. PT: final draft preparation and proofreading. YJL: literature search, preparation of manuscript and proofreading. AH: preparation of manuscript and proofreading.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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