Retrospective study of clinicopathologic features and prognosis of high-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma of the esophagus.

@article{Maru2008RetrospectiveSO,
  title={Retrospective study of clinicopathologic features and prognosis of high-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma of the esophagus.},
  author={Dipen M. Maru and Hema Khurana and Asif Rashid and Arlene M. Correa and Sharmila Anandasabapathy and Sunil Krishnan and Ritsuko Komaki and Jaffer A. Ajani and Stephen G Swisher and Wayne Lewis Hofstetter},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 9},
  pages={1404-11}
}
Clinicopathologic features of esophageal neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC), apart from those of small-cell carcinoma, have not been characterized. We evaluated the clinicopathologic features and prognosis including overall survival of NEC of the esophagus. We identified 40 patients with esophageal NEC from our institutional database. All cancers had been clinically staged using endoscopic ultrasonography, computed tomography, and positron emission tomography. Neuroendocrine differentiation was… CONTINUE READING
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