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Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 123–127 | Cite as

Synchronous and metachronous squamous cell carcinomas of the head, neck and esophagus

  • W. M. Thompson
  • Terrence A. Oddson
  • Fredrick Kelvin
  • Richard Daffner
  • R. W. Postlethwait
  • Reed P. Rice
Article

Abstract

Thirty-four (1%) of 3,287 patients with squamous carcinoma of the head-neck developed carcinoma of the esophagus. The clinical and radiological importance of this relationship is emphasized. Since there is an increased incidence of esophageal carcinoma in this group, perhaps all such patients should have an annual esophagogram.

Key words

Esophagus, carcinoma Carcinomas, metachronous Carcinomas, synchronous 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. M. Thompson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Terrence A. Oddson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Fredrick Kelvin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Richard Daffner
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. W. Postlethwait
    • 3
  • Reed P. Rice
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyVeterans Administration HospitalDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryVeterans Administration HospitalDurhamUSA

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