Spiraling Esophagus: Strange Condition Found in Elderly Woman
Oesophageal Carcinoma. Cancer of the oesophagus; information | Patient
Volume 7, Number 2, February , pages Abraham T. Sidhu d , Peter Nicholson e. We present a case of a year-old white female who complained of a chronic cough for 1 year. Computed tomography CT of the chest revealed abnormal thickening of the thoracic esophagus. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy EGD revealed diffuse multiple masses in the esophagus, which appeared separate. Histopathology of the masses revealed adenocarcinoma.
More than 8, new cases of oesophageal cancer are diagnosed each year in the UK, with their incidence rising faster than any other solid organ tumour. They are three times more common in men. Squamous cell carcinoma , which is more common in the developing world, typically occurring in the middle and upper thirds of the oesophagus. This subtype is more associated with smoking and excessive alcohol consumption other risk factors include chronic achalasia, low vitamin A levels and, rarely, iron deficiency ,.
The most common pattern of esophageal cancer metastases ECM is to the lymph nodes, lung, liver, bones, adrenal glands, and brain. On the other hand, unexpected metastasis UM spread to uncommon sites has increasingly reported and consequently affected the pathway of diagnosis, staging, and management. The overall survival rate was Since distant metastases are responsible for most EC-related deaths, understanding of ECM dissemination patterns needs more extensive studies.