Detection of human papillomavirus in esophageal and gastroesophageal junction tumors: A retrospective study by real-time polymerase chain reaction in an instutional experience from Turkey and review of literature

Turkay D. O. , VURAL Ç. , SAYAN M. , Gurbuz Y.

PATHOLOGY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, cilt.212, ss.77-82, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 212 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.prp.2015.10.007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.77-82


Esophageal cancer is a poor-prognosis malignancy that ranks eighth among all cancer types, and its prevalence shows differences among geographical regions. Although the most important risk factors for esophageal carcinoma are alcohol and smoking, viral infections, particularly HPV infection, are also considered among etiological agents. Our study aims to detect the presence of HPV in esophageal cancers in our patient population and to investigate its correlation with clinico-pathological parameters.