Esophageal lesions in leukemia and lymphoma

  title={Esophageal lesions in leukemia and lymphoma},
  author={Robert L. Givler},
  journal={The American Journal of Digestive Diseases},
Review of 705 autopsied cases of leukemia and lymphoma showed eight with grossly evident esophageal infiltration, five of which had had clinically manifest esophageal obstruction. Microscopic esophageal infiltrates were found in 27.1% of 384 cases in which sections of the esophagus were available for review. In both leukemia and lymphoma, esophageal involvement was usually associated with widespread and extensive involvement elsewhere; exceptions were chiefly accounted for by invasive extension… CONTINUE READING