Long-term outcomes of combined endoscopic resection and chemoradiotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with submucosal invasion.

@article{Yoshimizu2018LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term outcomes of combined endoscopic resection and chemoradiotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with submucosal invasion.},
  author={Shoichi Yoshimizu and Toshiyuki Yoshio and Akiyoshi Ishiyama and Tomohiro Tsuchida and Yusuke Horiuchi and Masami Omae and Toshiaki Hirasawa and Takao Asari and Keisho Ch{\`i}n and Junko Fujisaki},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2018},
  volume={50 8},
  pages={
          833-838
        }
}
BACKGROUND For esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) with submucosal (SM) invasion, surgery is the standard treatment. Definitive chemoradiotherapy (D-CRT) is a less invasive alternative option, but sometimes results in locoregional failure. AIM To examine whether endoscopic resection for primary lesion removal combined with chemoradiotherapy (ER-CRT… CONTINUE READING