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Carcinoma of the Esophagus.

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By CLAYTON EDWARD S..  (Surg., Gyn. and Obstet.. , Jan., 1928; , p. 52.).

Ann Intern Med. 1928;1(10):847-848. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-1-10-847_2
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This is a study of 41 cases of esophageal cancer seen in the last 5 years at Philadelphia General Hospital. The average age of these patients was 60 years and 6 months, and the great majority were in their sixties. 39 were males; 8 occured in the colored race. Cancer of the esophagus forms a little more than 5 per cent of all cancers. It is a lesion occurring for the most part in males. Symtoms occur very late, the average duration of life after the onset of the first symtoms being about 7 months. The most common symptom causing



carcinoma ; esophagus

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