[Palliative resection in esophageal cancer].


A 20-year experience of treatment of 633 patients with cancer of the thoracic esophagus has been evaluated. Far advanced disease was diagnosed in 384 (60.7%). Radical, palliative and symptomatic surgery was performed in 421 (66.5%), 44. (6.9%) and 168 (26.6%), respectively. No significant differences were reported between the immediate results of radical… (More)