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January 1926

RADIUM THERAPY IN CARCINOMA OF THE ESOPHAGUS

Arch Surg. 1926;12(1):230-231. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1926.01130010234011

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Abstract

My experience is limited to the study of cancer of the esophagus and cardia and the results of radium treatment during the last eight years. This was begun in conjunction with the work of Dr. H. H. Janeway, whose experience in the treatment of cancer of the esophagus with radium was extensive. The practical results, however, were disappointing. Dr. Janeway used various methods which I had the chance to observe.

Perforation of the esophagus, either as a result of the use of radium or from the extent of the disease, was not infrequent and its clinical picture was most typical. I emphasize the dangers of radium treatment to be avoided by those who are taking up this work.

One patient Dr. Janeway reported as cured, but there was a little doubt in regard to the diagnosis. In other words, at the Memorial Hospital there has not been a single case

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