J Dig Cancer Rep.  2020 Jun;8(1):71-75.

Superficial Esophageal Cancer Treated with Multidisciplinary Care: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea

Abstract

Esophageal cancer is easy to infiltrate and metastasize because esophagus does not have serosa, and is difficult to remove it because esophagus is in the middle of the chest. Because of this, treatments of esophageal cancer do not always follow the guideline. In this situation, efforts to increase treatment efficiency and improve survival rate through multidisciplinary treatment are increasing. In this case, we report the patient with three superficial esophageal cancers (one in cervical esophagus and two in thoracic esophagus). The patient was treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy instead of surgery through multidisciplinary discussion. The patient reached a complete remission through this discussion. This case is intended to inform the usefulness of multidisciplinary treatment in patients with esophageal cancer.

Keyword

Concurrent chemoradiotherapy; Esophageal neoplasms; Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma; Multidisciplinary communication
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