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Utility of positron emission tomography for the staging of patients with potentially operable esophageal carcinoma.
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PET significantly improves the detection of stage IV disease in EC compared with the conventional staging modalities and improves diagnostic specificity for LN staging.
Histopathologic Validation of Lymph Node Staging With FDG-PET Scan in Cancer of the Esophagus and Gastroesophageal Junction: A Prospective Study Based on Primary Surgery With Extensive Lymphadenectomy
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FDG-PET scanning improves the clinical staging of lymph node involvement based on the increased detection of distant nodal metastases and on the superior specificity compared with conventional imaging modalities.
Three-Field Lymphadenectomy for Carcinoma of the Esophagus and Gastroesophageal Junction in 174 R0 Resections: Impact on Staging, Disease-Free Survival, and Outcome: A Plea for Adaptation of TNM
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Esophagectomy with 3-field lymph node dissection can be performed with low mortality and acceptable morbidity and the prevalence of involved cervical nodes is high, regardless of the type and location of tumor resulting in a change of final staging specifically related to the cervical field in 12% of this series.
Prospective comparative study of integrated positron emission tomography-computed tomography scan compared with remediastinoscopy in the assessment of residual mediastinal lymph node disease after
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Integrated PET-CT yielded a better result than that obtained in previous studies with side-by-side PET and CT images, but postinduction remediastinoscopy had a disappointing sensitivity because of adhesions and fibrosis.
Lung donor selection and management.
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The current evidence from the literature is updated to identify and select potential lung donors and to manage cadaveric donors to maximally increase the organ yield for lung transplantation.
Pulmonary sequestration: a comparison between pediatric and adult patients.
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Findings support the current policy to remove any pulmonary malformation whenever diagnosed in order to prevent infection and other potentially serious late complications which may compromise the surgical outcome.
Anastomotic Complications after Esophagectomy
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Early endoscopy and dilatation seem to decrease the incidence and severity of anastomotic stenosis, and knowledge of surgical anatomy and meticulous technique are of paramount importance and obviously related to individual expertise.
Minimally invasive esophagectomy for cancer.
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Based on the available literature, the morbidity and mortality of MIE is substantial and not inferior to radical open esophagectomy in experienced centers and follow-up too short to draw definitive conclusions regarding long-term survival.
Minimally invasive oesophagectomy: a valuable alternative to open oesophagectomy for the treatment of early oesophageal and gastro-oesophageal junction carcinoma.
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MIO is a valuable alternative to OO for the treatment of early oesophageal and GOJ carcinoma and underscores the need for large-scale, preferably multicentric studies to assess the real value of MIO versus OO.
Current status and trends in laparoscopic antireflux surgery: Results of a consensus meeting
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Members of five European surgical centers with extensive experience in pathophysiological research, diagnostic testing, and conventional surgery for esophageal disease met after five years of experience in using laparoscopic antireflux surgery, and established a plan to evaluate the potential for consensus among the centers involved in the surgical management of the disease.
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