ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Treatment options for synchronous lung and esophagus tumors: A difficult decision to make
Yasemin Büyükkarabacak1, Mehmet Gökhan Pirzirenli1, Selçuk Gurz1, Ayşen Taslak1, Yurdanur Sullu2, Burçin Çelik1, Ahmet Başoğlu1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Türkiye
2Department of Pathology, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2023.21233
Synchronous lung and esophageal carcinomas are rare clinical entities. Curative resection with lymph node dissection is the most optimal treatment approach for both tumors. However, due to the high potential risk of postoperative complications, the right approach is to make a patient-specific decision via a multidisciplinary approach at all stages. In this article, we present three cases of synchronous lung and esophageal tumors treated with different approaches due to their specific circumstances and discuss their pre-, intra-, and postoperative stages.
Keywords : Esophageal cancer, lung cancer, multidisciplinary approach, synchronous
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