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UNLABELLED Knowledge of the risk of lymph node metastases is critical to planning therapy for T1 esophageal adenocarcinoma. This study retrospectively reviews 75 T1a and 51 T1b tumors and correlates lymph node metastases with depth of tumor invasion, tumor size, presence of lymphovascular invasion, and tumor grade. OBJECTIVES Increasingly, patients with(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the optimal follow-up strategy after esophagectomy for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus or gastroesophageal junction by evaluating the timing of recurrence and the method that first detected the recurrence. STUDY DESIGN Between 1991 and 2007, 590 patients had an esophagectomy for adenocarcinoma. Recurrence occurred in 233 (40%) and,(More)
INTRODUCTION High-resolution manometry (HRM) is faster and easier to perform than conventional water perfused manometry. There is general acceptance of its usefulness in evaluating upper esophageal sphincter and esophageal body. There has been less emphasis on the use of HRM to evaluate the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) resting pressure and length, both(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Voice-related complaints are the most common extraesophageal manifestation of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim of this study was to compare objectively measured voice parameters in normal subjects and patients with GERD and to assess the impact of antireflux surgery on these parameters in patients with reflux disease. (More)
INTRODUCTION Identifying gastroesophageal reflux disease as the cause of respiratory and laryngeal complaints is difficult and depends largely on the measurements of increased acid exposure in the upper esophagus or ideally the pharynx. The current method of measuring pharyngeal pH environment is inaccurate and problematic due to artifacts. A newly designed(More)
BACKGROUND A decade ago we reported that laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hernia (PEH) had an objective recurrence rate of 42% compared with 15% after open repair. Since that report we have modified our laparoscopic technique. The aim of this study was to determine if these modifications have reduced the rate of objective hernia recurrence. STUDY(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are increasingly important health problems. Previous studies of the relationship between obesity and GERD focus on indirect manifestations of GERD. Little is known about the association between obesity and objectively measured esophageal acid exposure. The aim of this study is to quantify the(More)
BACKGROUND Esophagectomy has been the traditional therapy for high-grade dysplasia and intramucosal adenocarcinoma. New endoscopic approaches allow treatment of these lesions with esophageal preservation. The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of endoscopic therapy with esophagectomy for high-grade dysplasia and intramucosal cancer. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemia of the gastric conduit remains an important complication of esophagectomy and is associated with an increased risk of anastomotic leak and sepsis. We report a group of patients with multiple comorbid conditions and an ischemic gastric conduit that was successfully managed by a delayed esophagogastrostomy. STUDY DESIGN Between 2000 and(More)