Corrosive induced carcinoma of esophagus: Report of three patients and review of literature

Department of Gastroenterology, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Impact Factor: 3.63). 05/2006; 21(4):777-80. DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2006.03211.x
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ABSTRACT Patients with corrosive induced esophageal strictures have more than a 1000-fold risk of developing carcinoma of the esophagus. We report three cases of corrosion carcinoma seen by us (a team of gastroenterologists, radiologists and a surgeon) in the last 15 years. Two cases were among 156 patients with corrosive induced strictures on our follow-up, and constituted the only corrosion carcinoma out of 650 esophageal carcinomas operated on by us. Nearly all reported patients with corrosion carcinoma in the published literature had consumed an alkali, but two of our three patients had consumed an acid.

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