The degree of circumferential tumour involvement as a prognostic factor in oesophageal cancer.

@article{Sillah2009TheDO,
  title={The degree of circumferential tumour involvement as a prognostic factor in oesophageal cancer.},
  author={Karim Sillah and Susan Anne Pritchard and Gillian R Watkins and J Mcshane and Catharine M. L. West and R Priscilla Page and Ian McL Welch},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={368-73}
}
OBJECTIVE Tumour length is an adverse prognostic factor in oesophageal cancer. However, the prognostic role of the degree of oesophageal circumference (DOC) involved by tumour with or without resection margin invasion is not clear. This work assessed the relationship between DOC involved by tumour, clinico-pathological variables and prognosis. METHODS The clinico-pathological details of 320 patients who underwent potentially curative oesophagogastrectomy for cancer between 1994 and 2007 were… CONTINUE READING

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