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Superficial Carcinoma of the Esophagus in Japan: Curable Lesion

  • Kaiyo Takubo
  • Tomio Arai
  • Motoji Sawabe
  • Koji Sasajima
  • Ken-Ichi Mafune

Abstract

About 20 years ago superficial carcinoma of the esophagus was rare, and reports of only single cases were presented at medical society meetings or in medical journals in Japan. Today superficial carcinoma has become much more common. We therefore describe recent clinicopathological findings for esophageal carcinomas in Japan, focusing especially on superficial lesions.

Keywords

Esophageal Cancer Esophageal Carcinoma Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Vessel Invasion Lymph Esophageal Disease 
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© Springer Japan 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaiyo Takubo
    • 1
  • Tomio Arai
    • 2
  • Motoji Sawabe
    • 2
  • Koji Sasajima
    • 3
  • Ken-Ichi Mafune
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Clinical PathologyTokyo Metropolitan Institute of GerontologyTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of PathologyTokyo Metropolitan Geriatric HospitalItabashi-kuTokyoJapan
  3. 3.First Department of SurgeryNippon Medical SchoolTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Department of Gastrointestinal SurgeryUniversity of Tokyo Graduate School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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