2B70.0/C15 Adenocarcinoma of oesophagus



Adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus is a type of cancer that affects the lining of the oesophagus and is usually caused by environmental factors such as smoking, drinking alcohol, and exposure to certain chemicals. It is also associated with Barrett’s oesophagus, a condition in which the cells in the oesophagus lining change and increase the risk of cancer.


The diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus is made through a combination of imaging tests, such as a CT scan, MRI scan, and endoscopy, as well as blood tests, and biopsies.

Differential diagnosis

The differential diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus includes other cancers, such as squamous cell carcinoma and small cell carcinoma, as well as benign conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Barrett’s oesophagus.


Treatment for adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus typically involves surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy. In some cases, targeted therapies may be used to target specific areas of the cancer.


The prognosis for adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus depends on the stage of the cancer and the overall health of the patient. In general, early-stage adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus has a better prognosis than advanced-stage cancer.

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