Extended transthoracic resection compared with limited transhiatal resection for adenocarcinoma of the mid/distal esophagus: five-year survival of a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Omloo2007ExtendedTR,
  title={Extended transthoracic resection compared with limited transhiatal resection for adenocarcinoma of the mid/distal esophagus: five-year survival of a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Jikke M. T. Omloo and Sjoerd M. Lagarde and J B F Hulscher and J. Reitsma and Paul A Fockens and Herman van Dekken and Fiebo J. W. ten Kate and Huug Obertop and Hugo W G Tilanus and Jan J. B. van Lanschot},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={246 6},
  pages={992-1000; discussion 1000-1}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether extended transthoracic esophagectomy for adenocarcinoma of the mid/distal esophagus improves long-term survival. BACKGROUND A randomized trial was performed to compare surgical techniques. Complete 5-year survival data are now available. METHODS A total of 220 patients with adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus (type I) or gastric cardia involving the distal esophagus (type II) were randomly assigned to limited transhiatal esophagectomy or to extended… CONTINUE READING