Case Report
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World J Gastroenterol. Feb 28, 2024; 30(8): 984-990
Published online Feb 28, 2024. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v30.i8.984
Cronkhite-Canada syndrome with esophagus involvement and six-year follow-up: A case report
Yu-Chen Tang
Yu-Chen Tang, Department of Endocrinology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Ningbo University, Ningbo 315000, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Tang YC contributed to data collection, case analysis and manuscript writing.
Supported by the Medical Health Science and Technology Project of Zhejiang Province, No. 2022KY1109; the Natural Science Foundation of Ningbo, No. 2022J204; and Ningbo Key Clinical Specialty (Endocrinology), No. 2022-B07.
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Corresponding author: Yu-Chen Tang, MD, Attending Doctor, Department of Endocrinology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Ningbo University, No. 59 Liuting Street, Ningbo 315000, Zhejiang Province, China.
Received: September 28, 2023
Peer-review started: September 28, 2023
First decision: December 28, 2023
Revised: January 5, 2024
Accepted: January 25, 2024
Article in press: January 25, 2024
Published online: February 28, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: Cronkhite-Canada syndrome is a rare, noninherited disease characterized by gastrointestinal polyposis with diarrhea and ectodermal abnormalities. We report a case of a 63-year-old man with numerous polyps scattered throughout the digestive tract, including the esophagus. Comprehensive corticosteroid treatment can result in partial or full remission of clinical symptoms.