Changing patterns and surgical results in adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus.

  title={Changing patterns and surgical results in adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus.},
  author={Pascal Alexandre Thomas and Christophe Doddoli and Pascal Lienne and N. Morati and Xavier Thirion and Louise Garbe and Roger Giudicelli and Pierre Antoine Fuentes},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={84 1},
BACKGROUND Prognosis of oesophageal adenocarcinoma is notoriously dismal. To examine the changing patterns of and treatment strategies for this disease, the longitudinal experience of a single institution over 16 years is reported. METHODS The study comprised a retrospective review of 551 consecutive patients operated on for oesophageal cancer between 1979 and 1995, of whom 164 had adenocarcinoma. There were 13 women and 151 men whose mean age was 61 (range 17-82) years. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING
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