Small cell/neuroendocrine tumors of the esophagus: Presentation of two cases and review of the literature

Russell Gollard*, Carla LaShannon Ellis, Carol VanderHarten

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Abstract

Small cell cancers of the gastrointestinal tract are part of a family of extrapulmonary small cell carcinomas. These tumors can occur anywhere in the body and generally carry a poor prognosis. Treatment usually consists of a combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. We present two cases illustrating diagnostic and treatment issues and review the literature on the treatment of this uncommon but aggressive family of tumors. Free full text available at www.tumorionline.it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)780-783
Number of pages4
JournalTumori
Volume96
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010

Keywords

  • Esophagus
  • Extrapulmonary
  • Neuroendocrine
  • Small cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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