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By Ralph R. Dobelbower Jr. M. D., Ph. D., F.A.C.R. (auth.), Ralph R. Dobelbower Jr. M. D., Ph. D., F.A.C.R. (eds.)

Primary malignant tumors of the gastrointestinal tract account for 23% of all invasive cancers and 24% of the entire deaths in 1988. within the usa, the yankee melanoma Society estimates that there'll be 227500 new situations of gastrointestinal malignancy di­ agnosed, with 122350 deaths. This contains 9800 new instances of carcinomas of the esopha­ gus, 24800 carcinomas of the tummy, 2500 new instances of malignant tumors of the small gut, 105000 new circumstances of tumors of the big gut, and 42000 new situations of vehicle­ cinoma of the rectum, 14000 new circumstances related to the liver and biliary passages, 27000 new circumstances of carcinoma of the pancreas, and 2400 different unspecified digestive tract ma­ lignancies. This mixed occurrence is moment simply to the variety of new instances of lung melanoma. Bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract represents one of many earliest findings with re­ gard to malignancy of the gastrointestinal tract. generally, own or kinfolk historical past of colon and rectal melanoma, own or family members historical past of polyps within the colon or rectum, or inflammatory bowel affliction are excessive possibility components in regards to tumors in those loca­ tions. nutritional habit is usually vital in vitamin excessive in fats and/or low in fiber content material could be a major causative factor.

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They are thought to arise from two histogenetically different origins: submucosal esophageal glands and heterotopic glandular (columnar) mucosa (Barrett's esophagus) (ROSAI 1981). The latter has been frequently debated, since these tumors tend to arise close to the cardia of the stomach and may involve the stomach by direct extension. The only unequivocal cases are those with squamous mucosa intervening between the tumor and the stomach. Those involving both sides of the cardioesophageal junction should be considered gastric in origin.

1985). 3 Malignancies of the Stomach Just as squamous cell carcinoma is by far the commonest malignant tumor arising in the esophagus, Peter J. Goldblatt and Kitai Kim adenocarcinoma of the stomach is the most significant malignant gastric neoplasm. Again, a marked variation has been noted worldwide, and while the incidence is declining in the United States, where it is still predominantly a male disease, it is still an extremely common tumor in Japan and the Scandinavian countries (BRALOW 1982; RYAN and LIVSTONE 1985).

Epithelial Malignancies . . . . . 1 Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Its Histologic Variants . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Adenocarcinoma and Its Histologic Variants. 3 Undifferentiated and Unclassified Carcinoma. 2 Nonepithelial Malignancies . . . . . 73 Melanoma . . . . . . . . . . 4 Secondary Malignancies Involving the Anal Canal . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Malignancies of the Liver and Intrahepatic Biliary System. . . . 1 Epithelial Malignancies . . . .

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