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Metastases of esophageal carcinoma to skeletal muscle: single center experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23002370     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Metastases of esophageal carcinoma to the skeletal muscle are rare, but the incidence may be increasing because of better diagnosis resulting from widespread use of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). A cohort of 205 patients with esophageal carcinoma treated at our center who had PET/CT between 2006 and 2010 was retrospectively evaluated for the presence of skeletal muscle metastases. Four patients had skeletal muscle metastases of esophageal carcinoma, including two patients with squamous cell carcinoma. In another patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus and synchronous skeletal muscle metastases, muscle metastases were subsequently shown to be related to second primary pancreatic adenocarcinoma. In all cases, skeletal muscle metastases were the first manifestation of systemic disease. In three patients palliation was obtained with the combination of external beam radiation therapy, systemic chemotherapy or surgical resection. Skeletal muscle metastases are a rare complication of esophageal carcinoma.
Jan Cincibuch; Miroslav Mysliveček; Bohuslav Melichar; Cestmír Neoral; Iva Metelková; Michaela Zezulová; Hana Procházková-Študentová; Patrik Flodr; Miloslava Zlevorová; René Aujeský; Karel Cwiertka
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  18     ISSN:  2219-2840     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-24     Completed Date:  2013-02-13     Revised Date:  2014-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4962-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / radionuclide imaging,  secondary*,  therapy
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / radionuclide imaging,  secondary*,  therapy
Esophageal Neoplasms / pathology*,  radionuclide imaging,  therapy
Fatal Outcome
Middle Aged
Multimodal Imaging
Muscle Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging,  secondary*,  therapy
Muscle, Skeletal / pathology*,  radionuclide imaging
Palliative Care
Positron-Emission Tomography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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