Esophageal Squamous Papilloma in Children Are Rare

AM Tou, AO Al-Nimr. JPGN 2021; 72: 690-692. Esophageal Squamous Papilloma in Children: A Single-center Case

Key findings:

  • Of 12,459 children who had an EGD (2000-2014), 10 children (0.08%) were identified with an esophageal squamous papillom (ESP)a on biopsy. Ages ranged from 2 to 17 years.
  • All samples tested for HPV via FISH analysis were negative

The authors note that “surveillance is …largely considered unnecessary.”

My take: ESP is a rare benign lesion found incidentally in the pediatric population.

Image online from N Alkhouri et al. JPGN 46(3):237, March 2008.
Endoscopic Appearance of an Esophageal Squamous Papilloma in a Pediatric Patient