A Resected Case of a Small Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus and Analysis of Cases in the Literature

Koichi Sugiura, Soji Ozawa, Yuko Kitagawa, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Yoshimasa Shimizu, Kazuhito Yano, Masaki Kitajima

研究成果: Review article

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Small cell carcinoma of the esophagus is relatively rare, has a poor prognosis, and yet has no standard therapy. We report resection of small cell carcinoma of the esophagus diagnosed in the early stage and whose course we followed up. We review the treatment and prognosis of small cell carcinoma of the esophagus by analyzing our case and cases in the literature. Our patient, a 70 years old woman, had superficial small cell carcinoma of the esophagus with no lymph node or distant metastasis. Eight months after curative resection, she remains alive and recurrence-free. Analysis of cases in the literature showed 5-year survival of 9% and 50% survival of 6 months. Survival in MO cases (n = 106) was longer than that in M1 cases (n = 50) (p = 0.004). Survival in N0M0 cases (n = 28) was similar that in NOM1 cases (n = 57) (p = 0.15). Survival in MO cases treated by combined surgery and radiotherapy/chemotherapy (n = 31) was longer than that in cases treated otherwise (n = 67) (p<0.0001). We concluded that the patients with small cell carcinoma of the esophagus treated with combined surgery and radiotherapy/chemotherapy could expect relatively long survival.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)123-129
ページ数7
ジャーナルJapanese Journal of Gastroenterological Surgery
37
発行部数2
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2004 1 1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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