Occurrence of esophageal carcinoma after gastrectomy

Hiroyuki Kuwano, Hiroyuki Matsuda, Masaaki Nagamatsu, Tetsuya Inoue, Shinji Ohno, Masaki Mori, Keizo Sugimachi

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A review of data on 548 patients with primary squamous cell carcinoma revealed that 24 (4.4%) had had gastrectomy. Although the interval of the gastrectomy due to peptic ulcer or gastric cancer and esophageal cancer was 13.4 ± 7.9 and 5.8 ± 4.2 years, respectively, this difference was thought to be due only to the occurrence of each disease. The incidence of the occurrence of the lower esophageal cancer after gastrectomy was 29.2%, not significantly higher than the 22.4% incidence of lower esophageal cancer in overall cases. Histopathological investigation of the 13 resected esophageal cancer tissues from gastrectomized patients revealed a mild esophagitis in some cases, with no significant histologic characteristics. Thus esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and previous gastrectomy may be incidentally related.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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