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Polypoid pseudosarcomatous carcinoma of the esophagus. Report of two cases with favorable outcome after medical treatment
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1752375     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report two cases of esophageal polypoid pseudosarcoma with favorable outcome after endoscopic and medical treatment. Neither of the two patients could undergo general anesthesia. Endoscopic resection or monopolar electrocoagulation of the tumor was associated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. A complete response of the tumor was observed in both cases. The two patients were alive and well with no evidence of recurrence or metastasis 3 and 5 years after diagnosis. Immunohistochemical study of those two tumors with monoclonal antibodies to intermediate filaments (keratin and vimentin) suggests duality in the spindle cell component. It may explain the biological behaviour of these particular cancers that have a better prognosis than other types of squamous cell carcinomas of the esophagus.
M Robaszkiewicz; A Volant; C Guez; A Benzenou; H Gouerou
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastroentérologie clinique et biologique     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0399-8320     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastroenterol. Clin. Biol.     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-29     Completed Date:  1992-01-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704825     Medline TA:  Gastroenterol Clin Biol     Country:  FRANCE    
Other Details:
Languages:  fre     Pagination:  644-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service d'Hépato-Gastroentérologie, CHU Morvan, Brest.
Vernacular Title:
Carcinome pseudosarcomateux polypoïde de l'oesophage. Evolution favorable de deux cas traités médicalement.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
Carcinoma / pathology,  radiography,  therapy*
Combined Modality Therapy
Endoscopy, Digestive System / methods
Esophageal Neoplasms / pathology,  radiography,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome

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