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Esophageal Cancer

Surgery 2

highest rates of esophageal cancers are found in northern China and Japan
most common type of proximal esophageal tumor squamous cell carcinoma
most common type of distal esophageal tumor adenocarcinoma
which form of esophageal cancer is on the rise adenocarcinoma
risk factors for esophageal cancer barret's, reflux, iron def anemia, poor nutrition, family history, heavy smoking, heavy alcohol
most common presenting signs in esophageal cancer dysphagia, wt loss, pain
etiology of esophageal cancer dysplasia of the squamous epithelium
imaging modality that is the gold standard for evaluation of esophageal tumor stage esophageal ultrasound
Tx that offers best chance for survival in absence of metastases w/ esophageal cancer surgical resection of involved esophagus, proximal stomach and regional lymph nodes and anastomosis
best methods of palliation in the absence of metastases with esophageal cancer stent, photodynamic therapy, gastrostomy feeding tube
most common post operative complication following esophageal resection pneumonia
Created by: Abarnard