Publication Abstract

Authors: Tanimu S, Rafiullah, Resnick J, Onitilo AA

Title: Oesophageal papillomatosis, not amenable to endoscopic therapies, treated with oesophagectomy.

Journal: BMJ Case Rep 2014:-

Date: 2014

Abstract: Oesophageal papillomatosis is a very rare entity, with only 10 cases (including ours) reported in the literature. We report a 51-year-old man with a 25-year history of dysphagia with solids and liquids who failed a trial of proton pump inhibitors and fluticasone. His initial endoscopy revealed a viliform mass with dense eosinophilic infiltrate without neoplasia. Endoscopic ultrasound examination revealed a 4×1.6×0.7 cm mucosal hemicircumferential lesion without regional adenopathy. Pathological findings from the oesophagectomy specimen confirmed oesophageal papillomatosis with no malignancy. Surveillance endoscopy 4 months later revealed the lesion had increased in size. Additional ablative therapies failed, and the patient underwent oesophagectomy. Surveillance CT of the chest and abdomen at 3 months and oesophagogastroduodenoscopy at 6 months were negative. This case illustrates that oesophageal squamous papillomatosis not amenable to medical therapy requires surgical treatment.