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Korean J Clin Oncol. 2010;6(2): 96-100.         doi: https://doi.org/10.14216/kjco.10026
A Case of Primary Upper Esophageal Small Cell Cancer underwent esophagectomy
Sang Hyup Han1, Jin Won Lee1, Hong Ki Kim1, Byung Yoon Ryu1, Hae Sung Kim1, Jeong Hoon Lee1, Young Hee Choi2, Jin Bong Kim3, Gwang Ho Baik3, Heung Cheol Kim4
1Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Hallym Unversity, Chuncheon, Korea
2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Hallym Unversity, Chuncheon, Korea
3Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Hallym Unversity, Chuncheon, Korea
4Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Hallym Unversity, Chuncheon, Korea
식도절제술이 시행된 원발성 상부 식도 소세포암 1예
한상협1, 이진원1, 김홍기1, 류병윤1, 김해성1, 이정훈1, 최영희2, 김진봉3, 백광호3, 김흥철4
1한림대학교 의과대학 외과학교실
2한림대학교 의과대학 병리학교실
3한림대학교 의과대학 내과학교실
4한림대학교 의과대학 영상의학과
Corresponding Author: Hong Ki Kim ,Tel: +82- 33-240-5000, Fax: +82-33-243-6413, Email: kimhk@hallym.or.kr
Received: November 20, 2010;  Accepted: December 23, 2010.
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The extra-pulmonary small cell carcinoma is rare disease and most common site is the esophagus. The other sites are stomach, small and large intestine, pancreas, rectum, skin, cervix and larynx, etc. Primary small cell carcinoma of the esophagus is extremely rare with an incidence about 2% of all esophageal cancer, and about 300 cases reported up till now in the literature. It is an aggressive tumor associated with a poor prognosis due to high rate of early distant metastasis. Almost all esophageal small cell carcinomas occur at the mid or lower esophagus but upper esophagus is rare, encountered for about 3% of all cases. In Korea, 3 cases were reported to locate at the upper esophagus. The optional management has not yet been established, and the role of the surgery has remained controversial. We reported a case of small cell carcinoma of the upper esophagus which underwent esophagectomy with curative intent as part of multimodality treatment.
Keywords: primary small cell carcinoma | upper esophagus | esophagectomy
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