Tumors of the foregut

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Tumors of the foregut represent an array of pathologic entities and may range from benign and mild disease to life-threatening malignant tumors. They are typically characterized by symptoms referable to the upper gastrointestinal tract such as dysphagia, upper abdominal pain, weight loss, and anemia. The diagnosis of these tumors hinges on endoscopic identification, with biopsy and pathologic confirmation of affected areas. Staging of malignant tumors usually involves cross-sectional imaging and may include endoscopic ultrasound. As with other cancers, successful treatment of these tumors involves a multidisciplinary team, including gastroenterologists, surgeons, and oncologists.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGastroenterology
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781118932759
ISBN (Print)9781118519967
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Gastric carcinoid
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor


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