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Head Neck. 2001 Jun;23(6):506-9.

Esophageal blue nevus: an isolated endoscopic finding.

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Department of Pathology, Rm. 313, Clinical Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, SAR. akylam@hkucc.hku.hk

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The occurrence of blue nevus has seldom been reported in extracutaneous sites and with no record in the esophagus.

CASE REPORT:

A blue nevus was reported in the esophagus of a 58-year-old Chinese woman. On endoscopic examination, the lesion presented as linear patches of bluish pigmentation in the esophagus. The patient was free of symptoms 3 years after the endoscopic examination.

CONCLUSIONS:

We believe this represents the first reported case of blue nevus in the esophagus. The clinicopathologic features, differential diagnoses, and the nature of the lesion are discussed, along with a review of the literature.

PMID:
11360315
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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