Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Stage IIA

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Title: Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Stage IIA
Description: Stage IIA adenocarcinoma of the esophagus; drawing shows the esophagus and stomach. An inset shows cancer in the mucosa, submucosa, and muscle layers of the esophagus wall. Also shown is the connective tissue layer of the esophagus wall and lymph nodes.

Stage IIA adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Cancer has spread into the muscle layer of the esophagus wall. The cancer cells are grade 3. Grade 3 cancer cells look more abnormal under a microscope and grow and spread more quickly than grade 1 or 2 cancer cells.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Digestive/Gastrointestinal System
Anatomy -- Lymphatic System
Cancer Types -- Esophageal Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Medical Illustration
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR762342
Date Created: September 8, 2014
Date Added: March 4, 2015
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow