[Epidemiologic findings in esophageal cancer in the Veneto region]

Minerva Med. 1982 May 26;73(22):1531-40.
[Article in Italian]


The results of an epidemiological study using the case-control method on 150 oesophageal cancer cases, observed at the IIIrd Surgical Department in Padua and on 150 controls are presented. The results show that alcohol an maize flour (corn meal) are two aetiopathogenetic factors of verified statistical significance in oesophageal carcinoma in the Veneto population. This confirms other studies among populations with a high risk of oesophageal cancer.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Ascorbic Acid Deficiency
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / etiology
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Smoking
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin A Deficiency
  • Zea mays
  • Zinc / deficiency


  • Vitamin A
  • Zinc
  • Ascorbic Acid