President's address of the 65th annual scientific meeting of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery: challenges for advanced esophageal cancer.

  • Hiromasa Fujita
  • Published 2013 in General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery

Abstract

Advanced esophageal tumors have been a challenge for surgery since the very beginning, and these challenges continue still today. In the early period of three-field lymphadenectomy (late 1980s), there was no special attention paid to tracheal necrosis after such an extended operation. In 1988, we reported functional mediastinal dissection preserving the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11748-013-0213-9

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