TY - CHAP A1 - Shin’ichi Miyamoto A2 - Shuko Morita A3 - Manabu Muto ED1 - Ferdous Rastgar Jazii Y1 - 2012-03-07 PY - 2012 T1 - Multiple Early-Stage Malignant Melanoma of the Esophagus with a Long Follow-Up Period After Endoscopic Treatment: Report of a Case and a Literature Review N2 - Esophageal Cancer illustrates recent achievements and investigations in the esophageal tumorigenesis from different perspectives. Readers find mechanisms involved in esophageal tumorigenesis, cellular, molecular, genetic, epigenetics, and proteomics, their relevance as the novel biomarkers and application in esophageal cancer diagnosis and therapy. The book covers detailed effect of nutritional factors in addition to ethanol metabolic pathway in the inhibition of retinoic acid metabolism and supply. Diagnosis, classification, and treatment of esophageal cancer, application of both surgical and non surgical methods as well as follow up of the disease are described in detail. Moreover readers are endowed with especial features of esophageal cancer such as multiple early stage malignant melanoma and pulmonary edema induced by esophagectomy, the two features that received less attention elsewhere in literature. BT - Esophageal Cancer SP - Ch. 10 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/21415 DO - 10.5772/21415 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-10-17 ER -