A prospective randomized trial of extended cervical and superior mediastinal lymphadenectomy for carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus.

@article{Nishihira1998APR,
  title={A prospective randomized trial of extended cervical and superior mediastinal lymphadenectomy for carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus.},
  author={T Nishihira and Kazuhisa Hirayama and S Mori},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={175 1},
  pages={
          47-51
        }
}
BACKGROUND Recurrence of thoracic esophageal carcinoma in the cervical and superior mediastinal lymph nodes occurs frequently and contributes to a poor prognosis. Extensive lymphadenectomy has been advocated. Findings in support of this to date, however, have been based on a comparison with historical controls. We herein report a prospective randomized trial of extended and conventional lymphadenectomy. METHODS Cases of thoracic esophageal carcinoma meeting criteria predictive of complete… CONTINUE READING

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