Esophageal involvement in breast cancer. Report of six cases

F. Boccardo, M. Merlano, L. Canobbio, R. Rosso, H. Aste

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Abstract

Six case reports are described which illustrate a uniform syndrome characterized by progressive dysphagia developing in postmenopausal breast cancer patients after a long disease-free interval following mastectomy. Literature cases are reviewed and treatment strategies are discussed. The authors recommend that, when possible, radiotherapy to the mediastinum and/or chemotherapy with dilation or positioning of an endoprothesis should be considered as the treatment of choice, whereas surgical intervention should be limited.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-153
Number of pages5
JournalTumori
Volume68
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1982

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  • Cancer Research

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    Boccardo, F., Merlano, M., Canobbio, L., Rosso, R., & Aste, H. (1982). Esophageal involvement in breast cancer. Report of six cases. Tumori, 68(2), 149-153.