Number of lymph node metastases influences survival in patients with thoracic esophageal carcinoma: therapeutic value of radiation treatment for recurrence.

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We retrospectively investigated whether the number of involved lymph nodes and the radiation therapy for recurrence affect survival in patients with thoracic esophageal carcinoma. Eighty-nine patients underwent surgical resection and reconstruction for thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma beyond the mucosal layer. Patients were classified into three… (More)

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