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[Melanocytosis of the oesophagus: case report].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22207440     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Esophageal melanocytosis is a benign clinicopathologic entity characterized by melanocytic proliferation in esophageal squamous epithelium and melanin deposition in the mucosa. Little is known about the etiology and natural course of this condition, although it has been suggested to be a precursor of primary esophageal melanoma by some authors. Following a search of the databases regarding esophageal melanocytosis and melanosis, thirty-four cases of isolated esophageal melanocytosis were found. The histopathologic features of esophageal melanocytosis are reviewed and its differential diagnosis with other pigmented esophageal lesions is discussed.
Hatice Unverdı; Berna Savaş; Arzu Ensarı; Ali Ozden
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Türk patoloji dergisi     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1018-5615     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk Patoloji Derg     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440471     Medline TA:  Turk Patoloji Derg     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  tur     Pagination:  87-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Etlik İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Patoloji Bölümü, ANKARA, TÜRKİYE.
Vernacular Title:
Özofagial Melanozis: Olgu Sunumu.
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