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Small Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus: Report of Three Cases and Review of Literature

  • Ken-ichi Mafune
  • Yoichi Tanaka
  • Kaiyo Takubo
  • Nobuyuki Uchida
  • Shugo Akazawa
  • Kichishiro Fujita
Conference paper

Abstract

Undifferentiated small cell carcinoma is a highly malignant tumor arising usually from the lung. This lung tumor is distinct from the other types of tumors in terms of biological and clinical behavior. Responses to multi-drug combinations are seen in over 80% of lung small cell carcinomas, whereas they are frequently disseminated and the outcome after surgery as primary therapy is terrible [1–3]. Therefore, small cell carcinomas of the lung are mostly treated with radiation and chemotherapy even in early stages of disease.

Keywords

Small Cell Carcinoma Lung Small Cell Carcinoma Lower Esophagus Bronchogenic Carcinoma Large Lymph Node Metastasis 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken-ichi Mafune
    • 1
  • Yoichi Tanaka
    • 1
  • Kaiyo Takubo
    • 2
  • Nobuyuki Uchida
    • 3
  • Shugo Akazawa
    • 3
  • Kichishiro Fujita
    • 1
  1. 1.Abdominal Surgery ClinicSaitama Cancer Center HospitalIna, Saitama, 362Japan
  2. 2.Division of Clinical PathologyTokyo Metropolitan Geriatric HospitalItabashi-ku, Tokyo, 173Japan
  3. 3.Gastroenterology ClinicSaitama Cancer Center HospitalIna, Saitama, 362Japan

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