Cancer of the thoracic esophagus: What is an adequate lymphadenectomy?

A. Peracchia, A. Ruol, R. Bardini, A. Segalin, C. Castoro, M. Pavanello

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-145
Number of pages5
JournalDigestive Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • esophageal cancer
  • extended (3-field) lymphadenectomy
  • standard (2-field)lymphadenectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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