Small cell carcinoma of the esophagus: A case report and review of the literature

Barbara Jereczek-Fossa, Mario Airoldi, Ezio Vasario, Maria Grazia Ruo Redda, Guido Valente, Roberto Orecchia

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Abstract

We present a case of small cell esophageal carcinoma (SCEC) treated with alternated chemotherapy (including cisplatin, etoposide, vincristine, cyclophosphamide and doxorubicin) and irradiation (36 Gy) followed by surgery. Despite a pathological complete response, the patient died of regional disease recurrence 29 months after the diagnosis. We reviewed the available literature on SCEC with regard to the incidence, clinical symptoms, radiological signs, diagnostic workup, therapeutic modalities and prognosis of this malignancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-177
Number of pages4
JournalTumori
Volume86
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Small cell esophageal cancer
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research

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