Flashcards in Esophageal Neoplasms Deck (15):
Risk factors for esophageal neoplasm?
Smoking/chew & Alcohol
Corrosive-induced esophageal strictures (Lye ingestion)
Other head, neck, chest cancers (Hx of radiation Tx for other conditions in chest)
Pathophysiology of esophageal neoplasms?
1. Chronic irritation leads to histologic changes in esophageal tissue:
A. Chronic tobacco, alcohol use, reflux
B. Inflammation 2° to Barrett’s esophagus, stricture or achalasia