Radiologic assessment of esophageal cancer

Ayse Tuba Kendi, Valeria M. Moncayo, David M. Schuster

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Abstract

Esophageal cancer represents the third most common gastrointestinal tract malignancy and sixth most common cause of cancer death worldwide [1, 2]. The majority of esophageal cancers are either squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) or adenocarcinomas [1, 2]. SCC is the most common pathological subtype with a higher incidence in developing countries [1 - 3]. Esophageal adenocarcinomas comprise 15 % of all esophageal cancers [3]. Other malignant tumors such as sarcomas, lymphoma, and small cell carcinoma n(neuroendocrine tumor) are uncommon [3]. Accurate initial staging of esophageal cancer is required to guide treatment protocols and to estimate prognosis [1 - 5]. Diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEsophageal Cancer
Subtitle of host publicationPrevention, Diagnosis and Therapy
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages105-121
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783319200682
ISBN (Print)9783319200675
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Tuba Kendi, A., Moncayo, V. M., & Schuster, D. M. (2015). Radiologic assessment of esophageal cancer. In Esophageal Cancer: Prevention, Diagnosis and Therapy (pp. 105-121). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20068-2_7