Oesophagus: Squamous carcinoma

A 1935 operative resection specimen from a50 year old insurance clerk, ill for three months with dysphagia, flatulence and hiccough before he sought medical attention...
01 July 2011
Presented by Harold Ellis

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Squamous carcinoma of the oesophagus

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A 1935 operative resection specimen from a50 year old insurance clerk, ill for three months with dysphagia, flatulence and hiccough before he sought medical attention. Oesophagoscopy showed a carcinoma at the level of the cardiac sphincter. After a preliminary gastrostomy excision was performed, but death took place from bronchopneumonia two days later.

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