[Treatment and prognosis of primary esophageal small cell carcinoma: a report of 151 cases].

@article{Song2009TreatmentAP,
  title={[Treatment and prognosis of primary esophageal small cell carcinoma: a report of 151 cases].},
  author={Yan Song and Lv-hua Wang and Jie He and Jin-wan Wang},
  journal={Ai zheng = Aizheng = Chinese journal of cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={303-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The treatment and prognosis of primary esophageal small cell carcinoma (PESC), an uncommon esophageal malignant tumor, have seldom been reported. This study was to analyze the clinical characteristics, treatment and prognosis of PESC. METHODS Clinical data of 151 patients treated in Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, from 1982 to 2007 were reviewed. The median age of the patients was 59 years. According to VALSG criteria, 138 patients had limited… CONTINUE READING