Esophageal adenocarcinoma in patients < or = 50 years old: delayed diagnosis and advanced disease at presentation.

@article{Portale2004EsophagealAI,
  title={Esophageal adenocarcinoma in patients < or = 50 years old: delayed diagnosis and advanced disease at presentation.},
  author={Giuseppe Portale and Jeffrey H. Peters and C. T. C. Hsieh and Anan P. Tamhankar and Gideon Almogy and Jeffrey A. Hagen and Steven R Demeester and Cedric G. Bremner and Tom R. Demeester},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2004},
  volume={70 11},
  pages={
          954-8
        }
}
During the past decade, we encountered an increasing number of young patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma. It is not clear whether young patients have more aggressive course and worse prognosis. Our aim was to compare clinicopathological characteristics/treatment results of patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma who were < or = 50 and > 50 years of age. We studied 263 consecutive patients with resectable esophageal adenocarcinoma: 32 (12.1%) were < or = 50 years old. Dysphagia was present… CONTINUE READING

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