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Table 1 Reported cases of esophageal metastasis from breast cancer

From: A rare recurrence of bilateral breast cancer in the esophagus coincidentally associated with primary gastric cancer: a case report

Author Year Age Location Latent interval (years) Treatment Survival
Haim et al.[5] 1989 50 Mt 12 D/HT/RT 1 year/AOD
Issacs et al.[6] 1989 60 Mt, Lt 5 D/HT -/-
Shimada et al.[7] 1989 55 Lt 9 HT/OP 5 years/AOD
Herrera [8] 1992 78 EGJ 21 HT/OP Postop/DOD
Labenz et al.[9] 1993 61 Mt - S 0.4 years/AOD
Hastier et al.[10] 1994 42 Lt 9   -/DOD
Varanasi et al.[11] 1995 63 Mt 8 D/OP -/-
64 Mt 22 D/OP/RT Postop/DOD
78 Mt 8 D/OP Postop/DOD
67 Mt, Lt 22 D/HT/RT 4 years/DOD
Mizobuchi et al.[12] 1997 56 Lt 7 CT/HT/OP 4 years/DOD
Fujii et al.[13] 1997 68 Mt 15 HT/OP 1 year/AOD
Wu et al.[14] 1998 83 Mt 13 D/HT -/-
Simchuk and Low [2] 2001 73 Lt 9 D 1 year/DOD
41 Mt 4 CT/D 0.1 years/DOD
77 Mt 3.5 D 1.5 years/AOD
74 Mt 11 D/S 0.4 years/DOD
Erman et al.[15] 2002 55 Mt 11 CT/HT/RT 3 years/AOD
Sunada et al.[16] 2005 68 Mt 24 D/HT 0.7 years/AOD
Koike et al.[17] 2005 72 Mt 23 OP 1 year/AOD
52 Lt 10 D/HT/S -/-
Anaya et al.[18] 2006 67 EGJ 19 HT/OP 0.5 years/AOD
Wada et al.[19] 2009 70 Mt 16 HT/RT 2.5 years/AOD
Present case 2011 86 Mt 7 HT/RT 0.5 years/AOD
  1. AOD, alive of disease; CT, chemotherapy; D, dilatation; DOD, dead of disease; EGJ, esophagogastric junction; HT, hormonal therapy; Lt, lower thoracic esophagus; Mt, middle thoracic esophagus; OP, operation; RT, radiation therapy; S, stenting.