*Observe that Adenocarcinoma is associated with only 5 of all the factors listed above. They are Barrett's esophagus, GERD, Obesity, Smoking and radiation to the mediastinum.
*Squamous cell cancer of esophagus is not associated with Obesity, GERD and Barrett's esophagus.
*The most common location of squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus is the middle and lower third of esophagus.
*The most common location of adenocarcinoma of esophagus is the lower third of the esophagus.
*The most common type of esophageal carcinoma in WEST is adenocarcinoma, which is on the rise recently.
*The most common type of esophageal carcinoma in INDIA and ASIA is squamous cell carcinoma. (reasons being less incidence of GERD, obesity and barrett's esophagus in asian population when compared to the west and high incidence of H.PYLORI, which is thought to be protective against adenocarcinoma; in asian population. )
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
58 - Risk factors for Oesophageal Carcinoma
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