Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2019)
Squamous cell carcinoma of Oesophagus in a child: A rare report with review of literature
Author(s): Abdul Hakim, Rohit Mahajan
Abstract: Purpose: Squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus is rarely seen in children and young adults and is a malignancy of adults having worse outcome. The present report describes a case of squamous cell carcinoma of oesophagus in 15 year old male with review of literature. Method: A 15-year-old male child presented with progressive dysphagia and was diagnosed as squamous cell cancer of the oesophagus. After complete workup, the patient was started on concurrent chemo radiation. Result: Patient could not complete the treatment due to rapid deterioration of his general condition and eventually succumbed to the disease within 2 months. Conclusion: The present report serves to emphasize on the rarity of oesophageal cancer in children and on the aggressiveness of the tumor exhibiting a rapid course and therefore, merits an intensive approach for the diagnosis and management.
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