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- Usually presents with extensive local invasion and metastases
- Poor prognosis (J Nippon Med Sch 2003;70:401)
- May arise from submucosal esophageal glands
- Cases may be salivary gland type or squamous cell carcinomas with glandular differentiation
- Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the esophagus (Hum Pathol 1978;9:352)
- Co-occurrence of mucoepidermoid carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus (Surg Today 2000;30:636)
- 70 year old man with diffuse pagetoid squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus combined with choriocarcinoma and mucoepidermoid carcinoma (Pathol Int 2002;52:147)
- Intimate mixture of squamous and glandular carcinoma with squamous islands containing well formed glands or mucus-secreting cells
End of Esophagus > Carcinoma > Mucoepidermoid
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