Prognostic evaluation for squamous cell carcinomas of the lower thoracic esophagus treated with three-field lymph node dissection.

@article{Igaki2001PrognosticEF,
  title={Prognostic evaluation for squamous cell carcinomas of the lower thoracic esophagus treated with three-field lymph node dissection.},
  author={Hiroyasu Igaki and Hoichi Kato and Yuji Tachimori and Hiroshi Sato and Hiroyuki Daiko and Yukihiro Nakanishi},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={887-93}
}
OBJECTIVE The efficacy of esophagectomy with three-field lymph node dissection in surgical treatment for patients with squamous cell carcinomas of the lower thoracic esophagus remains controversial. This report documents the outcomes of this surgical procedure for a large series. METHODS From February 1986 to November 1998, 437 patients with squamous cell… CONTINUE READING