Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Mar 6, 2019; 7(5): 668-675
Published online Mar 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i5.668
Use of tunnel endoscopy for diagnosis of obscure submucosal esophageal adenocarcinoma: A case report and review of the literature with emphasis on causes of esophageal stenosis
Song Liu, Nian Wang, Jian Yang, Jia-Yao Yang, Zhao-Hong Shi
Song Liu, Nian Wang, Jian Yang, Jia-Yao Yang, Zhao-Hong Shi, Department of Gastroenterology, The First Hospital of Wuhan, Wuhan 430000, Hubei Province, China
Author contributions: Liu S and Wang N contributed to study conception and design, data collection, assembly, and analysis, manuscript writing, and literature search, and they contributed equally to this work; Yang J contributed to the collection and assembly of data; Yang JY contributed to data analysis and study conception; Shi ZH contributed to valuable suggestions; all authors reviewed and approved the manuscript.
Informed consent statement: Informed consent was obtained from the patient.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
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Corresponding author: Zhao-Hong Shi, PhD, Chief Doctor, Department of Gastroenterology, The First Hospital of Wuhan, No. 215, Zhongshan Road, Qiaokou District, Wuhan 430000, Hubei Province, China.
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Received: November 12, 2018
Peer-review started: November 12, 2018
First decision: December 20, 2018
Revised: January 13, 2019
Accepted: January 30, 2019
Article in press: January 29, 2019
Published online: March 6, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: Tunnel endoscopy is not only effective as a treatment for submucosal tumors, but also as a means of performing pathological examination for diagnosing tumors. Moreover, we review the literature to provide guidance regarding the causes of esophageal stenosis.