Causes of death and pattern of recurrence after esophagectomy and extended lymphadenectomy for squamous cell carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus.

@article{Osugi2003CausesOD,
  title={Causes of death and pattern of recurrence after esophagectomy and extended lymphadenectomy for squamous cell carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus.},
  author={Harushi Osugi and Masashi Takemura and Masayuki Higashino and Nobuyasu Takada and Sigeru Lee and Masaki Ueno and Yoshinori Tanaka and Kennichirou Fukuhara and Yukie Hashimoto and Yushi Fujiwara and Hiroaki Kinoshita},
  journal={Oncology reports},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={
          81-7
        }
}
Improved understanding of how esophageal cancer behaves following curative resection, including knowledge of other causes of death, is essential for informed decision making. The medical records of 246 consecutive patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus who had undergone esophagectomy and lymphadenectomy of the neck, chest, and abdomen that was deemed macroscopically curative, were reviewed. Patients who had had other malignancies or anticancer treatment were excluded… CONTINUE READING
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