Esophagectomy for the Treatment of Esophageal Cancer

Sandra Tomaszek, Stephen D. Cassivi

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Abstract

Esophageal cancer is an aggressive disease with an overall poor prognosis. Esophagectomy remains a key therapeutic option in treating patients who have this disease. Tailoring the surgical approach to the patient and the nature of his or her malignancy is essential. Over time, advances in staging, preoperative assessment, operative techniques, and postoperative care have resulted in decreased operative mortality and better long-term outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-181
Number of pages13
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

Keywords

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophagectomy
  • Postoperative care
  • Quality of life
  • Surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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