En bloc vs transhiatal esophagectomy for stage T3 N1 adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus.

  title={En bloc vs transhiatal esophagectomy for stage T3 N1 adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus.},
  author={Jan M. Johansson and Tom R. Demeester and Jeffrey A. Hagen and Steven R Demeester and Jeffrey H. Peters and Stefan Oberg and Cedric G. Bremner},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={139 6},
  pages={627-31; discussion 631-3}
HYPOTHESIS En bloc esophagectomy (EBE) provides improved survival over transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) in patients with similarly sized transmural tumors (T3) and lymph node metastases (N1). DESIGN A retrospective case-control study of 2 methods of esophageal resection for cancer. SETTING University hospital (tertiary referral center for esophageal disease). PATIENTS There were 49 patients (27 who underwent EBE and 22 who underwent THE) with similar T3 N1 disease and the following matched… CONTINUE READING


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