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Reappraisal of esophagogastrectomy for esophageal malignancy.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American Journal of Surgery
0002-9610
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
137
Issue
1
Pages
32–38
Identifiers
PMID: 83111
Source
Medline

Abstract

Esophagogastrectomy performed in eighty-three patients with a thirty day mortality of 7 per cent, a resectability rate of 93 per cent, and no anastomotic leakage, provided dependable relief of malignant obstruction and restored oral alimentation in all surviving patients. Long-term survival was unchanged. The successful resection of all midthird lesions with a 3.9 per cent mortality reflects the capability of current surgery and suggests that surgical palliation of midthird esophageal tumors is preferable to radiotherapy alone.

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