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Esophageal melanoma is a comparatively unusual yet hugely deadly malignancy. The occurrence of adenocarcinoma is speedily expanding and enhanced survival is determined by prevention, prior prognosis, more advantageous staging and applicable remedy. The multidisciplinary staff strategy towards sufferer care is necessary in identifying the administration of sufferers with esophageal melanoma. This quantity presents a close evaluation of recent endoscopic tools of prognosis, staging utilizing either traditional and sensible imaging and evaluation of surgical and clinical tools of remedy, supplying all participants of the workforce with an in depth evaluate of the analysis and administration of this malignancy.
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