Gastrointestinal Cancer

  • Jack Pickleman


A 66-year-old man with no prior history of illness gives a 7-month history of progressive dysphagia so that he now can swallow only liquids. An esophagogram is shown as Figure 7-1. An esophagoscopy reveals a midesophageal friable tumor, and a biopsy revealing squamous cell carcinoma is obtained. A chest X ray and a liver scan are normal. Treatment of this patient should consist of:
  1. A.


  2. B.

    Insertion of an internal stent.

  3. C.

    Esophagectomy with colon interposition.

  4. D.

    Esophagectomy with jejunal interposition.

  5. E.

    Esophagectomy with gastric interposition.



Gastrointestinal Cancer Total Pancreatectomy Villous Adenoma Hepatic Lobectomy Colon Interposition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Pickleman
    • 1
  1. 1.Loyola University Stritch School of MedicineMaywoodUSA

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