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A case of esophagus tumour.

A middle age man who had a difficult eating and drinking gradually. When he went to hospital he could not eat any food at all. He also has had an large lymph node on the right neck for few months. On ct scanner there was a mass in the esophagus that was invaded into the right lung tissue caused the lung damages and local peripleural effusion as well.

According to “Medicinenet.com” Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common type of cancer and causes 12,000 deaths per year in the U.S. (2% of all cancer deaths). One type of esophageal cancer, adenocarcinoma, accounts for 50% of esophageal cancers and occurs primarily in Caucasian men. The incidence of adenocarcinoma and deaths from esophageal cancer have been increasing steadily in the U.S. and western Europe.

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