Comparison of characteristics of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma associated with head and neck cancer and those with gastric cancer

Hiroyuki Kuwano, Masaru Morita, Shin‐Ichi ‐I Tsutsui, Yuichiro Kido, Masaki Mori, Keizo Sugimachi

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Abstract

In ongoing reviews of 339 patients with surgically treated primary squamous cell carcinoma, there were 19 (5.6%) with concurrent gastric cancer and 11 (3.2%) with head and neck cancer. The incidences of intra‐esophageal multiple occurrence of esophageal cancer are 27.3% and 26.3% in those with associated head and neck cancer and gastric cancer, respectively, and higher than 7.1% in those without such a concurrent cancer. There was no difference in the clinicopathological characteristics of those with concurrent head and neck and gastric cancers, except for the higher incidence of metachronous occurrence in the former. These findings suggest that, in cases of esophageal cancer associated with concurrent head and neck cancer and gastric cancer, intraesophageal multiplicity of the esophageal carcinoma is frequent and that preoperative serial evaluations is most important to design treatment and estimate the prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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