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Jalal M, Hopper AD. Diagnosis and management of oesophageal cancer. Feb 2018;262(1812):21-25

Diagnosis and management of oesophageal cancer

22 Feb 2018Registered users

Oesophageal cancer commonly presents with dysphagia or odynophagia and can be associated with weight loss and vomiting. Referral for urgent endoscopy should always be considered in the presence of dysphagia regardless of previous history or medication. NICE recommends urgent referral (within 2 weeks) for direct access for upper GI endoscopy in patients with dysphagia and those aged 55 years or over with weight loss and any of the following: upper abdominal pain, reflux, or dyspepsia.

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