Selection of patients for curative or palliative resection of esophageal cancer based on preoperative endoscopic ultrasonography.

@article{Peters1994SelectionOP,
  title={Selection of patients for curative or palliative resection of esophageal cancer based on preoperative endoscopic ultrasonography.},
  author={Jeffery H Peters and Sebastian F Hoeft and Johannes Heimbucher and Ross M Bremner and Tom R. Demeester and Cedric G. Bremner and Geoffrey W. B. Clark and Milton T Kiyabu and Yuri R Parisky},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={129 5},
  pages={534-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of pretreatment staging and the potential of using endosonographic findings to select patients for curative or palliative resection by comparing the preoperative endosonographic and computed tomographic (CT) findings with the histology of the surgical specimen. METHODS Forty-two patients referred to our clinic with esophageal carcinoma underwent preoperative upper endoscopy with biopsy, endosonography, thoracic CT, and abdominal CT. Based on endoscopic… CONTINUE READING