Trends in management and prognosis for esophageal cancer surgery: twenty-five years of experience at a single institution.

@article{Ruol2009TrendsIM,
  title={Trends in management and prognosis for esophageal cancer surgery: twenty-five years of experience at a single institution.},
  author={Alberto Ruol and Carlo Castoro and Giuseppe Portale and Francesco Cavallin and Vanna Chiarion Sileni and Matteo Cagol and Rita Alfieri and Luigi Corti and Caterina Boso and Giovanni Zaninotto and Alberto Peracchia and Ermanno Ancona},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={144 3},
  pages={247-54; discussion 254}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate trends in results of esophagectomies to treat esophageal cancer at a single high-volume institution during the past 25 years. DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective cohort study in a university tertiary referral center. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with cancer of the thoracic esophagus or esophagogastric junction seen from 1980 through 2004 were included (N = 3493). Three time periods were defined: 1980-1987, 1988-1995, and 1996-2004. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Clinical… CONTINUE READING

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