Three-field dissection for squamous cell carcinoma in the thoracic esophagus.

@article{Fujita2002ThreefieldDF,
  title={Three-field dissection for squamous cell carcinoma in the thoracic esophagus.},
  author={Hiromasa Fujita and Susumu Sueyoshi and Toshiaki Tanaka and Kazuo Shirouzu},
  journal={Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={328-35}
}
An esophageal cancer has frequent metastasis in the cervical and upper mediastinal lymph nodes, in particular along the recurrent nerves. Cervicothoracoabdominal three-field dissection is the most radical and rational lymphadenectomy procedure based on this evidence. During three-field dissection, the nodes along the recurrent nerves from the neck to the mediastinum are more meticulously resected than during any other procedure of radical lymphadenectomy. A consensus has been obtained that… CONTINUE READING