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Thoracoscopic and laparoscopic lymph node staging in esophageal cancer: do clinicopathological factors affect the outcome?
Background. This study was performed to evaluate the pattern of lymphatic metastases found by combined thoracoscopic (TS) and laparoscopic (LS) lymph node staging in esophageal cancer, and ascertain whether clinicopathologic factors may be used to guide the clinical practice of combined TS and LS staging.
Methods. A retrospective study was performed in a series of 76 esophageal cancer patients who had undergone both TS and LS staging before treatment. The correlation of TS and LS lymph node metastases with clinicopathologic factors was analyzed, including the clinical T stage, clinical N stage, tumor location, and histology.
Conclusions. Clinicopathologic factors, including the histologic type, the clinical T stage, and abdominal N stage, may affect the outcome of TS and LS lymph node staging in esophageal cancer patients. This clinicopathologic impact may play a role for the selection of candidates for TS and LS staging, and also allows surgeons to focus their attention on the most likely
12 июня 2002 | 00:06The influence of perioperative blood transfusion on survival after esophageal resection for carcinoma
Background. There is evidence that perioperative blood transfusion may lead to immunosuppression. Our aim was to determine whether blood transfusion influenced survival after esophagectomy for
12 июня 2002 | 00:06Chylothorax complicating pulmonary resection
Background. Chylothorax complicating pulmonary resection (CCPR) is infrequent and surgical treatment is for the most part avoided. The purpose of this study is to analyze the clinical and therapeutic
12 июня 2002 | 00:06Chest wall resections and reconstruction: a 25-year experience
Background. Chest wall defects continue to present a complicated treatment scenario for thoracic and reconstructive surgeons. The purpose of this study is to report our 25-year experience with
12 июня 2002 | 00:06Predictors and treatment of persistent air leaks
Background. Air leaks prolong hospital stay. Methods. A prospective algorithm was applied to patients. If patients were ready for discharge but still had an air leak, a Heimlich valve was placed
12 июня 2002 | 00:06Prognostic significance of neuroendocrine differentiation in adenocarcinoma of the lung
Background. The relative incidence of adenocarcinoma of the lung is increasing and some patients with lung carcinoma, detected at an early stage, still develop recurrent disease despite complete