Premaling Pathology of Esophagus: Esophageal Melanocytosis

Esophageal melanocytosis (EM) is caused by melanocytic cell proliferation in the squamous epithelium of the esophagus. Rare and etiology is not fully known. Usually EM is accepted as benign. However, some researchers assume that EM is the pioneer of primary oesophageal melanomas. In this article; After our endoscopic and pathologic evaluations; We aimed to report two female patients aged 55 and 53 years who underwent EM diagnosis and were endoscopically followed for the risk of developing malignancy.

Author(s): Sabahattin Destek and Onur Vahit Gul

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