Anthracosis, Esophagus, Polyp"/> A Case of Esophageal Anthracosis with Polypoid Features
Korean J Gastrointest Endosc > Volume 38(1); 2009 > Article
Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2009;38(1): 20-23.
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가톨릭대학교 의과대학 내과학교실, *병원병리학교실
A Case of Esophageal Anthracosis with Polypoid Features
Jong Yul Lee, M.D., Seok Hui Kang, M.D., Jae Hyuck Chang, M.D., Myung Gyu Choi, M.D., In Sik Chung, M.D., Yeong Jin Choe, M.D.*, Kyo Young Lee, M.D.* and Eun Sun Jung, M.D.*
Departments of Internal Medicine and *Hospital Pathology, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Anthracosis mostly occurs at the lung and esophageal anthracosis has rarely been reported. As a result, the pathogenesis and prognosis of esophageal anthracosis is currently unclear. In previous reports, esophageal anthracosis has been mostly observed as relatively flat lesions that require differentiation from malignant melanoma. We report here on a case of esophageal anthracosis with polypoid features in a seventy year old male patient with hepatocellular carcinoma. The patient had undergone endoscopic examination and a 1 cm sized black polypoid lesion was observed. Pathology revealed macrophages phagocyting black carbon pigments beneath the mucosal epithelium and the diagnosis of esophageal anthracosis was made. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2009;38:20-23)
Key Words: Anthracosis, Esophagus, Polyp
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