Radiologic assessment of esophageal cancer

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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.
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    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9783319200675
  • Start Page

  • 105
  • End Page

  • 121