Salvage esophagectomy.

  title={Salvage esophagectomy.},
  author={Wayne Lewis Hofstetter},
  journal={Journal of thoracic disease},
  volume={6 Suppl 3},
Patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer are treated with definitive chemoradiation (dCXRT) for a number of reasons. Some patients are never referred to a surgeon for a con-versation about surgery, others decline surgery, and some are not candidates for surgery due to a sag in performance status secondary to therapy. Regardless of method of arrival at dCXRT, the risk of local/regional recurrence during follow-up is significant. Many of these patients are faced with limited options for… CONTINUE READING

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