Esophageal leukoplakia - in situ squamous cell carcinomaA 67-year-old patient was referred by his general practitioner with recent onset of progressive dysphagia. His past medical history included hypertension and asthma treated with infrequent use of beta-agonist inhalers. Endoscopy showed an esophageal web, which was probably responsible for patient's dysphagia and "tongues" of Barrett's oesophagus. A white plaque was also seen, suggestive of leukoplakia. At the top end of the identified plaque, there was an area with cobblestone appearance. Biopsies taken from this area revealed the presence of moderate to full thickness dysplasia amounting to squamous carcinoma in situ. No invasive malignancy was identified.
Download this image
PC users: right-click on the image and choose 'Save Picture/Image As' from the popup menu.
Mac users: click and hold down over the image and choose 'Save This Image As' from the popup menu.
Submit your images
Play a part in the GastroHep.com community by publishing your important images in the Slide Atlas. We're looking for high quality images in gastroenterology, hepatology or endoscopy.