The extent of lymph node dissection in esophageal cancer is a topic of continuing clinical investigation and debate. Conflicting results, both in terms of postoperative complications and long-term survival, are reported in the literature. Preliminary results suggest that a more accurate surgical staging, and consequently a more realistic long-term prognosis, is provided by extended lymphadenectomy. Extended lymph node dissection seems to be prognostically rewarding at least in selected carcinomas of the upper and mid thoracic esophagus, which are resectable for cure.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
- esophageal cancer
- extended (3-field) lymphadenectomy
- standard (2-field)lymphadenectomy
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