A Study of the Clinicopathological Effects of Chemotherapy for Human Esophageal Carcinoma

  • M. Iwatsuka
  • M. Yoshida
Conference paper


The prognosis of esophageal carcinoma is not good in spite of technical advances in both surgery and radiation therapy [1, 2]. Our total resections of epidermoid carcinoma of the esophagus consist of 201 cases in the past 10 years, though the survival rate, among 102 cases after 5 years, is only 12%. Ninety percent of the patients who were admitted to us were in the advanced stages of the disease, so this is one of the reasons why esophageal carcinoma has such a poor prognosis, compared with other carcinomas of the digestive organs.


Esophageal Cancer Esophageal Carcinoma Epidermoid Carcinoma Esophageal Disease Distant Lymph Node Metastasis 
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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Iwatsuka
    • 1
  • M. Yoshida
    • 1
  1. 1.Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome HospitalTokyoJapan

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