Orphanet: Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus

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Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus

Disease definition

Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is a type of esophageal carcinoma (EC; see this term) that can affect any part of the esophagus, but is usually located in the upper or middle third.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • ESCC
    • Esophageal epidermoid carcinoma
    • Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable or Multigenic/multifactorial 
  • Age of onset: Adult, Elderly
  • ICD-10: C15.0  C15.1  C15.3  C15.4
  • OMIM: 133239
  • UMLS: C0279626
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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