Yoshihiro Komatsu, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

Yoshihiro Komatsu

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Esophageal Cancer

What every physician needs to know: Esophageal cancer has two main histological types; squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Rarely, melanoma, sarcoma, small cell carcinoma, or lymphoma may arise in the esophagus. Causes and patterns of incidence are different in these types. The incidence of esophageal cancer is increasing. Although the incidence of esophageal squamous cell…

Esophageal tumors

How can I be sure that the patient has esophageal tumors? Squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma comprise over 90% of esophageal tumors. Rarely, leiomyoma, melanoma, sarcoma, small cell carcinoma, or lymphoma may arise in the esophagus. Causes and patterns of incidence are different in these subtypes. Overall, the incidence of esophageal cancer is increasing. Although…

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