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Despite important improvements in the multimodal treatment of upper gastrointestinal tumors in recent years, surgery is still the standard of care

A total of 20 patients was included, 11 in the control and 9 in the intervention arm. Two controls and 1 intervention patient withdrew from the study soon after randomization.

1Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Digestive Disease Research Institute, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of

An open esophagectomy can also be part of a treatment for cancer of the esophagus that includes radiation and chemotherapy.

Background/aims: Thoracic esophagectomy is one of the most invasive operations, and it is necessary to have a precise understanding of postoperative

For MIE surgery, a patient’s experience and outcome depend heavily on the expertise of the physicians and medical team performing the surgery.

Esophagectomy — Surgical treatment for advanced esophageal cancer or Barrett's esophagus at

The rationale foranesophagectomy for HGD was based on the suspected risk of harboring occult

The investigators have built a hypothesis that the evaluation for gastric mucosal ischemia in early phase after esophagectomy predict the complication of gastric conduit. Thus, the purpose of this study is the safety and efficacy of endoscopic evaluation about reconstructive organs after esophagectomy.

Patient Selection. Transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) may be used to treat patients with either

The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical value of a prophylactic minitracheostomy (PMT) in patients undergoing anesophagectomy for esophageal cancer and to clarify the indications fora PMT. Ninety-four patients who underwent right transthoracic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer...

Fluoroscopic evaluationofesophagectomy is an important study, given the high rate of complication following esophagectomy (~10-20% rate of leak).

Fora transthoracic esophagectomy, the esophagus is removed with the main incisions in the

Affiliations: Division of Surgery for Organ Function and Biological Regulation, Nippon Medical

An open esophagectomy can be performed using a variety of techniques. Although the open operations are similar to a minimally invasive approach