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Article: Carcinoma of the esophagus. An autopsy study of 231 cases

TitleCarcinoma of the esophagus. An autopsy study of 231 cases
Authors
Issue Date1986
PublisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00313025.asp
Citation
Pathology, 1986, v. 18 n. 4, p. 400-405 How to Cite?
AbstractAutopsy findings for 231 cases of carcinoma of the esophagus are presented. Cases with tumour resection constituted 57% of the series. Residual malignancy was present in 81% of all cases. Local residual or recurrent tumour was found in 53%, lymph node metastases in 65% and visceral metastases in 54% of cases. Intrathoracic lymph node metastases were present in 41% of patients after tumour resection and were probably significant in the failure of radical surgery. Adequate clearance of intrathoracic lymph nodes during radical surgery may reduce the incidence of tumour recurrence in this group of patients. Survival was poor in patients with or without resection of the primary tumour. Less than 12% were alive 1 yr after presentation. The average duration of dysphagia at presentation was 2.5 mth. The poor survival of our patients suggests that, by the time they presented clinically, the disease was already advanced. Early disease detection is important for a chance of cure in patients with esophageal cancer.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/147776
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dc.contributor.authorChan, KWen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, EYTen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, CWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-29T06:09:10Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-29T06:09:10Z-
dc.date.issued1986en_US
dc.identifier.citationPathology, 1986, v. 18 n. 4, p. 400-405en_US
dc.identifier.issn0031-3025en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/147776-
dc.description.abstractAutopsy findings for 231 cases of carcinoma of the esophagus are presented. Cases with tumour resection constituted 57% of the series. Residual malignancy was present in 81% of all cases. Local residual or recurrent tumour was found in 53%, lymph node metastases in 65% and visceral metastases in 54% of cases. Intrathoracic lymph node metastases were present in 41% of patients after tumour resection and were probably significant in the failure of radical surgery. Adequate clearance of intrathoracic lymph nodes during radical surgery may reduce the incidence of tumour recurrence in this group of patients. Survival was poor in patients with or without resection of the primary tumour. Less than 12% were alive 1 yr after presentation. The average duration of dysphagia at presentation was 2.5 mth. The poor survival of our patients suggests that, by the time they presented clinically, the disease was already advanced. Early disease detection is important for a chance of cure in patients with esophageal cancer.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00313025.aspen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshAutopsyen_US
dc.subject.meshEsophageal Neoplasms - Pathology - Secondary - Surgeryen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLymphatic Metastasisen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshNeoplasm Recurrence, Local - Pathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms, Multiple Primary - Pathologyen_US
dc.titleCarcinoma of the esophagus. An autopsy study of 231 casesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, KW:hrmtckw@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChan, KW=rp00330en_US
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltexten_US
dc.identifier.pmid3822518-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0022828678en_US
dc.identifier.volume18en_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.spage400en_US
dc.identifier.epage405en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1986F694900010-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US

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