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June 1993

Mycosis Fungoides Involving the Cervical Esophagus

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City (Dr Redleaf), The University of Chicago Medical Center (Dr Moran), Humana Hospital—Michael Reese, and University of Illinois at Chicago (Dr Gruber).

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993;119(6):690-693. doi:10.1001/archotol.1993.01880180110022

• Review of the otolaryngologic literature reveals no case reports of mycosis fungoides involving the esophagus. Postmortem studies report 12 cases of esophageal involvement in 131 autopsies of patients with mycosis fungoides. We describe a 54-year-old man with mycosis fungoides involving the larynx, hypopharynx, and esophagus. Treatment consisted of radiation to this area, with resolution of the patient's hoarseness and dysphagia. The charts of 96 patients with mycosis fungoides treated at our institution were retrospectively reviewed. Three additional cases involving the aerodigestive tract, but not the esophagus, were found. Esophageal mycosis fungoides was an incidental finding in two of seven autopsies at our institution.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993;119:690-693)

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