Esophageal carcinoma

Discussion:

Unresectable carcinoma of the esophagus

These tumors tend to present with increasing dysphagia, initially to solids and progressing to liquids as the tumor increases in size, obstructing the lumen of the esophagus.

The 5-year mortality depends on the stage of the tumor. Unfortunately, most cases present with regional or distant metastatic disease (30% and 40%), respectively.

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