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Even rarer are multifocal granular cell tumors. These tumors are not believed to originate from muscle cells and thus are not of myoblastic cell origin and the term granular cell myoblastoma appears inappropriate. Investigators favor a neuroectodermal origin and, more speciﬁcally, a peripheral nerve Schwann cell origin. Histology and immunohistochemical analysis provide a diagnosis. Their characteristic morphologic feature is eosinophilic cytoplasmic granularity believed to represent an accumulation of lysosome fragments (89), possibly due to a degenerative process.
Imaging detection of tumor invasion into the tracheoesophageal fat plane increases the likelihood of future tracheoesophageal ﬁstula formation. Unusual ones include an esophagosubarachnoid ﬁstula (69) and even lower extremity subcutaneous emphysema, with psoas muscles presumably serving as a pathway (70). Some neoplastic ﬁstulas are iatrogenic. These tissues are friable, and even passage of a feeding tube can result in a perforation and ﬁstula. Therapy Therapeutic options available for cure consist of surgical resection, at times in combination with radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
Adenocarcinomas developing in a setting of Barrett’s esophagus typically have an initial ﬂat or plaque-like, irregular appearance and tend to be difﬁcult to detect. 19. Distal esophageal adenocarcinoma. CT reveals diffuse inﬁltration of surrounding tissues (arrow). 18. Polypoid adenocarcinoma in mid-esophagus (arrows). 4). Information obtained from imaging is combined with other data to achieve a preoperative stage useful for subsequent prognosis and therapy. 20. Varicoid adenocarcinoma. A: The appearance superﬁcially mimics varices, but the folds are too sharply deﬁned for varices.
Advanced Imaging of the Abdomen by Jovitas Skucas