Elke Van Daele

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PURPOSE Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy is used prior to surgery in curative treatment of esophageal cancer (EC). We evaluated the in-field control of this multimodal treatment by extraction of radiation dose parameters and determination of the spatial relation between tumor recurrence location(s) and radiation target volume (RTV). METHODS AND MATERIALS(More)
PURPOSE Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass can treat obesity related comorbidities and can prolong life expectancy. It remains unclear whether this type of surgery is also indicated in obese patients with advanced age. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective monocentric study, we investigated the morbidity and outcomes of weight and metabolic(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Esophageal cancer (EC) remains an aggressive disease with a poor survival. Management of metastatic EC is limited to palliative chemotherapy (CT). Scientific contributions regarding the role of surgery are scarce and controversial. We analysed outcome of surgically treated metastatic EC patients. METHODS We retrospectively(More)
INTRODUCTION Neoadjuvant chemoradiation (CRT) confers a survival benefit in locally advanced esophageal cancer. The optimal dose of radiotherapy remains undefined. METHODS From a prospective database, we identified patients who received CRT followed by Ivor Lewis esophagectomy. Surgical complications, pathological response, and oncological outcome were(More)
OBJECTIVES Oesophageal carcinoma (EC) remains an aggressive disease. Despite extensive changes in therapeutic modalities, surgical resection remains the first choice therapy for curable oesophageal cancer patients. Anastomotic sites are prone to serious complications such as leakage, fistula, bleeding and stricture. Leakage of the anastomosis (AL) remains(More)
BACKGROUND In rectal cancer, the significance of abdominopelvic sepsis (APS) on metastatic tumor growth remains uncertain. We aimed to analyze the effect of abdominopelvic sepsis on long-term survival in patients undergoing restorative rectal cancer surgery. METHODS Data were used from the Belgian PROCARE rectal cancer registry. The effect of(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known on functional outcome after Ivor Lewis esophagectomy (ILE) with intrathoracic anastomosis. METHODS Patients who underwent ILE were identified from a prospective database. Clinicopathological data were retrieved and compared with functional outcome data based on patient self-assessment by a standard questionnaire. Predictive(More)
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