Preoperative laparoscopy in management of patients with carcinoma of the esophagus and of the esophagogastric junction.

@article{Bonavina1997PreoperativeLI,
  title={Preoperative laparoscopy in management of patients with carcinoma of the esophagus and of the esophagogastric junction.},
  author={Luigi Bonavina and Raffaello Incarbone and Ezio Lattuada and Andrea Segalin and Bruno Maria Cesana and Alberto Peracchia},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={1997},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={171-4}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Adequate preoperative staging of patients with esophageal and cardia carcinoma offers the potential for a rational choice of the therapy. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic value of laparoscopy compared to ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT) in detecting intra-abdominal metastatic spread. METHODS Between November 1995 and December 1996, 36 patients with adenocarcinoma of the cardia and 14 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the… CONTINUE READING