Chinese Journal of Cancer Research

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 290–292 | Cite as

Carcinoma arising in Barrett's esophagus (a report of 51 cases)

  • Li Hui
  • Yao Songchao
  • Walsh T N 
  • Hennessy T P J 
Clinical Observations


Fifty-one patients with carcinoma arising in Barrett's esophagus were treated surgically from 1971 to 1990. This represented 10.2% of all treated cases with esophageal carcinoma during the same period. The mean age was 63 years. The most common symptom was dysphagia. According to pTNM staging, 18 were stage II, 3 stage III and 3 stage IV. all patients were treated by surgery. The 30-day hospital mortality was 3.98%. The one, two and five-year survival rates were 45.9%, 25.0% and 13.6%, respectively. The 5-year survival rate was significantly greater for patients with stage II (25.0%) than for patients with stage III+IV (4.5%) (P<0.05) and for tumor length less than 6 cm (21%) than for tumor length greater than 6 cm (0). The results indicate that the survival rate following resection is closely related to the clinical stage and tumor size.

Key words

Barrett's esophagus Carcinoma of the esophagus Surgery 


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© Chinese Journal of Cancer Research 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Li Hui
    • 1
  • Yao Songchao
    • 1
  • Walsh T N 
    • 2
  • Hennessy T P J 
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryNaval General HospitalBeijing
  2. 2.Department of SurgerySt. James' HospitalDublinIreland

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