[Lymph node involvement in œsophageal cancer: surgical approach].

@article{Gronnier2014LymphNI,
  title={[Lymph node involvement in œsophageal cancer: surgical approach].},
  author={Caroline Gronnier and Christophe Mariette},
  journal={Cancer radiotherapie : journal de la Societe francaise de radiotherapie oncologique},
  year={2014},
  volume={18 5-6},
  pages={
          559-64
        }
}
Lymph node invasion is an early event in the oesophageal carcinogenesis and represents the main prognostic factor in the curative setting. Even though the primacy of surgical resection has been challenged by the definitive radiochemotherapy for locally advanced squamous cell carcinomas of the oesophagus, surgery is now again a gold standard, in combination with (radio)chemotherapy, to improve locoregional disease control and long term survival. Surgery, especially lymphadenectomy, has… CONTINUE READING
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