Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  1997 Feb;30(2):241-245.

Small Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Seoul National University Hospital,Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Primary small cell carcinoma of the esophagus is a very rare cell type in esophageal cancer and an extremely aggresive tumor with grave prognosis. Because of the highly malignant potency, chemotherapy for the primary therapy of small cell carcinoma is accepted generally. We experienced a case of small cell carcinoma of the lower esophagus. The patient was a 53 year-old male with regional lymph node metastasis and managed with complete resection and chemotherapy.

Keyword

Esophageal neoplasm; small cell carcinoma
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