Adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus and gastric cardia. Comparison of results of transhiatal esophagectomy and thoracoabdominal esophagogastrectomy.

@article{Goldfaden1986AdenocarcinomaOT,
  title={Adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus and gastric cardia. Comparison of results of transhiatal esophagectomy and thoracoabdominal esophagogastrectomy.},
  author={D M Goldfaden and Mark B. Orringer and Henry D. Appelman and Rafael Kalish},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={91 2},
  pages={242-7}
}
Between 1965 and 1984, 72 patients underwent operation for adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus or gastric cardia. A standard transthoracic esophagogastrectomy and esophagogastrostomy was performed in 43 and a transhiatal esophagectomy without thoracotomy and partial proximal gastrectomy was performed in 29. There was no significant difference between the two groups in age, sex, or TNM tumor staging. The perioperative complication rate was 86% in the esophagogastrectomy patients and 48% in… CONTINUE READING