Statistical Study of Second Primary Malignancies After Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer

  • Toshiyuki Kabuto
  • Takeshi Iwanaga
Conference paper


Along with improvements in the prognosis of esophageal cancer patients, the risk of a patient developing a second primary cancer may have increased. Although double cancer is not rare [1,2], there have been no statistical studies on whether the incidence of double cancer, involving the esophagus and another organ, is high compared with the estimated incidence based on the morbidity of the general population. We studied the risk of patients developing second primary cancers after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer, using the morbidity rates of malignant neoplasms in our prefecture in Japan.


Esophageal Cancer Urinary Bladder Gall Bladder Primary Cancer Stomach Cancer 
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    Abo S, Miura H, Kudo T, Tooma H, Ikeda T, Nakamura M (1980) Concurrent cancer of the esophagus and other organ in Japan (in Japanese). Jpn J Gastroenterol Surg 13: 377–381CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshiyuki Kabuto
  • Takeshi Iwanaga
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryThe Center for Adult DiseasesNakamichi Higashinari-ku, Osaka, 537Japan

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