MELVIN I. KLAYMAN, M.D.
Despite advances in radiology and endoscopy, the clinician is frequently confronted with the problem of a suspected but undetected esophageal carcinoma. Recent renewed interest in exfoliative cytology has indicated its clinical merit in establishing the presence of malignancy in accessible organs. However, its value for the diagnosis of esophageal lesions is not generally appreciated despite several earlier publications.1, 2, 3 The purpose of this report is to emphasize further the high degree of accuracy and the contribution possible by this technic. In addition, case summaries of cardiospasm associated with carcinoma in two individuals (one unsuspected) and an unanticipated esophageal carcinoma
KLAYMAN MI. THE DIAGNOSIS OF ESOPHAGEAL CARCINOMA BY EXFOLIATIVE CYTOLOGY, INCLUDING TWO CASES OF CARDIOSPASM ASSOCIATED WITH CARCINOMA OF THE ESOPHAGUS1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:33–44. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-1-33
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(1):33-44.
Esophageal Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hematology/Oncology.
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