Cancer épidermoïde de l'oesophage: mise au point [Epidermoid cancer of the esophagus: overview].

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_89B5A815E7B6
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
Cancer épidermoïde de l'oesophage: mise au point [Epidermoid cancer of the esophagus: overview].
Journal
Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
Author(s)
Arlettaz Y., Clavien P.A., Sappino P.A., Spiliopoulos A., Mégevand R.
ISSN
0036-7672 (Print)
ISSN-L
0036-7672
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1990
Volume
120
Number
10
Pages
325-334
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; ReviewPublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Numerous extrinsic factors are involved in the pathogenesis of esophageal cancer. The disease exhibits clinical symptoms only at the advanced stage, often when no further curative possibilities exist; this delay is one of the main causes of the poor prognosis still associated with esophageal cancer. To secure early diagnosis, contrast GI series and endoscopy should be performed immediately whenever esophageal symptoms are present. Initial assessment of esophageal cancer should in any case include thoraco-abdominal scan. Bronchoscopy is indicated when the tumor is localized in the middle third of the organ. Surgery has long been considered the only valid treatment for esophageal cancer. However, the rule today is a multidisciplinary approach which offers either curative or palliative treatment designed to optimize therapy and minimize side effects. Promising results have recently been obtained with a combination of radiotherapy-chemotherapy followed by esophagectomy.
Keywords
Bronchoscopy, Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/diagnosis, Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/etiology, Combined Modality Therapy, Diagnostic Imaging, Esophageal Neoplasms/diagnosis, Esophageal Neoplasms/etiology, Esophagoscopy, Humans, Palliative Care, Radiotherapy Dosage
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