Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus

  • O. Pech
  • A. May
  • L. Gossner
  • C. Ell


As a result of the increase in its incidence, Barrett’s carcinoma has increasingly become a focus of interest in recent years. If the lesion represents intraepithelial high- grade neoplasia or mucosal Barrett’s carcinoma, then after a careful staging examination, local endoscopic therapy is the treatment of choice. If more advanced tumor stages are present, radical esophageal resection is the only curative procedure. In locally inoperable tumors, neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy can be carried out to reduce the tumor volume. Otherwise, attention should concentrate on palliative treatment aimed at maintaining or restoring the esophageal passage.


Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Esophageal Resection Early Carcinoma Methylene Blue Staining Mucosal Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Pech
    • 1
  • A. May
    • 1
  • L. Gossner
    • 1
  • C. Ell
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik Innere Medizin IIHSK Dr.-Horst-Schmidt-Kliniken GmbHWiesbadenGermany

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