We report a case of a 65-year-old man with alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)-producing esophageal adenocarcinoma that microscopically consisted of a polymorphous blend of enteroblastic, yolk sac-like, and hepatoid carcinoma components of variable proportions. No histological evidence of Barrett's esophagus was identified. Two weeks post-endoscopic mucosal mass resection, the serum AFP level was 1434.6 ng/mL. The patient underwent radiation and chemotherapy but developed metastatic lung lesions. At 18 months post-resection, the patient is alive. AFP-producing esophageal adenocarcinoma is a rare entity. We reviewed reported cases for clinicopathological features, treatment strategies, and prognosis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||International Journal of Surgical Pathology|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2022|
- esophageal adenocarcinoma
- yolk sac-like
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine