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Zhi-Peng Qi, Tao Chen, Bing Li, Zhong Ren, Li-Qing Yao, Qiang Shi, Shi-Lun Cai, Yun-Shi Zhong, Ping-Hong Zhou
BACKGROUND: According to the Japanese Esophageal Society (JES) guidelines, early esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) involving the muscularis mucosae (M3) or upper submucosal (SM1) layers are relative indications for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). Additional esophagectomy or chemoradiotherapy is recommended for patients with relative indications after evaluation. However, elderly patients (≥ 60 years) with relative indications in China often refuse additional treatment because of the debilitating side effects...
March 16, 2018: Endoscopy
Ken Sasaki, Yasuto Uchikado, Itaru Omoto, Masahiko Amatatsu, Koichi Megumi, Hiroshi Okumura, Kosei Maemura, Shoji Natsugoe
Standard treatment strategies have not yet been established for primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus (PMME), and far much less for recurrent disease. There are no reports of anti-programmed death-1 antibody treatment of recurrent PMME. A 60-year-old Japanese man was diagnosed with a primary malignant melanoma in the lower esophagus. The patient underwent mediastinoscope-assisted subtotal esophagectomy, and two nodal involvements were detected in the lymph nodes (LN)s along the left gastric artery. Paclitaxel and oral fluoropyrimidine were administered for 2 months as adjuvant treatment based on results of a histoculture drug response assay...
April 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
H-Y Deng, W-X Huang, G Li, S-X Li, J Luo, G Alai, Y Wang, L-X Liu, Y-D Lin
Whether the robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) has any advantages over the video-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (VAMIE) remains controversial. In this study, we tried to compare the short-term outcomes of RAMIE with that of VAMIE in treating middle thoracic esophageal cancer from a single medical center. Consecutive patients undergoing RAMIE or VAMIE for middle thoracic esophageal cancer from April 2016 to April 2017 were prospectively included for analysis. Baseline data and pathological findings as well as short-term outcomes of these two group (RAMIE group and VAMIE group) patients were collected and compared...
March 9, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Patrick Sven Plum, Arnulf Heinrich Hölscher, Kristin Pacheco Godoy, Henner Schmidt, Felix Berlth, Seung-Hun Chon, Hakan Alakus, Elfriede Bollschweiler
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the prognosis of patients with esophageal cancer after non-curative endoscopic resection (ER) followed by esophagectomy (ER + S) with that of patients after primary surgery (PS). METHODS: Between 2000 and 2015, 287 patients had esophagectomy for T1 esophageal cancer. 81 of these patients underwent at least one ER in curative intention before surgery (7 squamous cell carcinomas, 74 adenocarcinomas)...
March 13, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Duk Hwan Moon, Jae Hyun Jeon, Hee Chul Yang, Young-Il Kim, Jong Yeul Lee, Moon Soo Kim, Jong Mog Lee, Geon-Kook Lee
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the clinicopathological implications of intramural metastasis (IM) in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 743 patients who underwent esophagectomy. Among these patients, IM was detected in 41 patients (5.5%). The clinicopathological features of IM and its influence on postoperative recurrence were investigated. RESULTS: In total, 710 male patients and 33 female patients with a mean age of 64...
March 10, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Yasufumi Koterazawa, Tetsu Nakamura, Taro Oshikiri, Shingo Kanaji, Shinwa Tanaka, Tsukasa Ishida, Kimihiro Yamashita, Takeru Matsuda, Yoshinori Morita, Satoshi Suzuki, Yoshihiro Kakeji
PURPOSE: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is widely used to treat esophageal cancer, but some patients require additional treatment due to the possibility of lymph node metastasis. The aim of this study was to elucidate the clinical outcomes of these additional treatments. METHODS: The study included 59 patients who developed superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma after noncurative ESD treated between 2005 and 2016, of whom 28 underwent esophagectomy and 31 received chemoradiotherapy (CRT)...
March 12, 2018: Surgery Today
Naoya Yoshida, Kenichi Nakamura, Daisuke Kuroda, Yoshifumi Baba, Yuji Miyamoto, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Yukiharu Hiyoshi, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Yu Imamura, Masayuki Watanabe, Hideo Baba
BACKGROUND: Preoperative smoking cessation is considered integral to decreasing postoperative morbidities after esophagectomy. To our knowledge, the association of the duration of smoking cessation with the occurrence of postoperative morbidity has never been investigated in minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE). METHODS: A total of 198 consecutive MIEs for esophageal cancer between June 2011 and December 2017 were eligible for the study. According to the length of smoking cessation, patients were separated into three groups: ≤ 30, 31-90, and ≥ 91 days...
March 12, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
Douglas Z Liou, Leah M Backhus, Natalie S Lui, Joseph B Shrager, Mark F Berry
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes between induction chemotherapy alone (ICA) and induction chemoradiation (ICR) in patients with locally advanced distal esophageal adenocarcinoma. METHODS: Patients in the National Cancer Database treated with ICA or ICR followed by esophagectomy between 2006 and 2012 for cT1-3N1M0 or T3N0M0 adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus were compared using logistic regression, Kaplan-Meier analysis, and Cox proportional hazards methods. RESULTS: The study group included 4763 patients, of whom 4323 patients (90...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Mitsuhiro Nakatani, Kazuhiro Migita, Sohei Matsumoto, Kohei Wakatsuki, Masahiro Ito, Hiroshi Nakade, Tomohiro Kunishige, Mutsuko Kitano, Masayuki Sho
The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic impact of the prognostic nutritional index (PNI) in patients with recurrent esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). We retrospectively reviewed 76 ESCC patients who developed recurrence after curative subtotal esophagectomy at Nara Medical University Hospital between January 2001 and October 2016. The PNI at ESCC recurrence was calculated as 10 × serum albumin (g/dl) + 0.005 × total lymphocyte count (/mm3 ). The cutoff value of the PNI was set at 45...
March 12, 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
D I Tsilimigras, D Schizas, D Moris, T Liakakos
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March 7, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Katsumi Yamamoto, Hiroshi Noro, Yu Sato, Akira Kusakabe, Nobuyuki Tatsumi, Tomoki Michida, Toshifumi Ito
Background and study aims  A 70-year-old-man underwent an esophagectomy and posterior mediastinal reconstruction for esophageal cancer that was curatively resected. Although the patient was allowed to eat after surgery, he repeatedly vomited after drinking water or eating meals and required continuous hospitalization. An upper gastrointestinal series and endoscopic examination revealed an obstruction due to the flexure of the gastric conduit, which was repeatedly treated with endoscopic balloon dilation. Endoscopic balloon dilation was completely ineffective, however, because the obstruction was not due to a small lumen diameter, but rather to severe flexure...
March 2018: Endoscopy International Open
S Mejía-Rivera, S A Pérez-Marroquín, R Cortés-González, H Medina-Franco
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Esophagectomy is a highly invasive surgery and one of its postoperative complications is anastomotic leakage, occurring in 53% of cases. The aim of the present study was to determine the sensitivity of the contrast-enhanced swallow study as a method for diagnosing anastomotic leak in patients that underwent esophagectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The present retrospective study included the case records of patients that underwent esophagectomy with reconstruction and cervical anastomosis at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán within the time frame of January 1, 2000 and May 31, 2006...
March 7, 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
L R van der Werf, J L Dikken, M I van Berge Henegouwen, V E P P Lemmens, G A P Nieuwenhuijzen, B P L Wijnhoven
BACKGROUND: For esophageal cancer, the number of retrieved lymph nodes (LNs) is often used as a quality indicator. The aim of this study is to analyze the number of retrieved LNs in The Netherlands, assess factors associated with LN yield, and explore the association with short-term outcomes. This is a population-based study on lymph node retrieval in patients with esophageal cancer, presenting results from the Dutch Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Audit. STUDY DESIGN: For this retrospective national cohort study, patients with esophageal carcinoma who underwent esophagectomy between 2011 and 2016 were included...
March 9, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Toshifumi Yamaguchi, Ken Kato, Kengo Nagashima, Satoru Iwasa, Yoshitaka Honma, Atsuo Takashima, Tetsuya Hamaguchi, Yoshinori Ito, Jun Itami, Narikazu Boku, Kazuhide Higuchi
BACKGROUND: While the standard treatment for stage II-III (non-T4) esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is neoadjuvant therapy followed by esophagectomy, definitive chemoradiation therapy (dCRT) is an option to treat ESCC patients who reject or may not tolerate surgical treatment. Second primary malignancy (SPM) is a problem for long-term survivors after achieving complete response (CR) by dCRT. METHODS: The source of the subjects in this study was the patients with stage II/III (excluding T4 disease) ESCC (UICC6th) who underwent dCRT from 2000 to 2011 at the National Cancer Center Hospital, Japan...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
Yoichi Hamai, Jun Hihara, Manabu Emi, Takaoki Furukawa, Yuji Murakami, Ikuno Nishibuchi, Yasushi Nagata, Yuta Ibuki, Ichiko Yamakita, Tomoaki Kurokawa, Morihito Okada
BACKGROUND: The accurate prediction of a pathologic complete response (ypT0N0M [LYM] 0 ypStage 0) before operation is essential for selecting appropriate strategies for treating esophageal cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. METHODS: We reviewed 130 consecutive patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma who were evaluated preoperatively using upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, computed tomography, and18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and subsequently underwent esophagectomy...
March 5, 2018: Surgery
Emanuele Asti, Gianluca Bonitta, Matteo Melloni, Stefania Tornese, Pamela Milito, Andrea Sironi, Elena Costa, Luigi Bonavina
BACKGROUND: Early detection of anastomotic leakage after esophagectomy has the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality. Prompt suspicion of leak may help to exclude patients from fast-track protocols, thereby avoiding early oral feeding and early hospital discharge which could aggravate the prognosis of a clinically occult leak. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Observational retrospective cohort study. Patients with diagnosis of esophageal cancer who underwent elective minimally invasive esophagectomy were included...
March 7, 2018: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
Shinichiro Kobayashi, Kengo Kanetaka, Yasuhiro Nagata, Masahiko Nakayama, Ryo Matsumoto, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki, Susumu Eguchi
BACKGROUND: Regardless of developments in thoracoscopic esophagectomy (TE), postoperative complications relative to gastric conduit reconstruction are common after esophagectomy. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the predictive factors of major complications related to gastric conduit after TE. METHODS: From 2006 to 2015, 75 patients with esophageal cancer who underwent TE were evaluated to explore the predictive factors of major postoperative complications related to gastric conduit...
March 6, 2018: BMC Surgery
Ingmar L Defize, Bernadette Schurink, Teus J Weijs, Tom A P Roeling, Jelle P Ruurda, Richard van Hillegersberg, Ronald L A W Bleys
BACKGROUND: Injury and subsequent leakage of unrecognized thoracic duct tributaries during transthoracic esophagectomy may lead to chylothorax. Therefore, we hypothesized that thoracic duct anatomy at the diaphragm is more complex than currently recognized and aimed to provide a detailed description of the anatomy of the thoracic duct at the diaphragm. BASIC PROCEDURES: The thoracic duct and its tributaries were dissected in 7 (2 male and 5 female) embalmed human cadavers...
March 3, 2018: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
Stylianos Kykalos, Evangelia Ntikoudi
Dear Editor, delayed gastric emptying due to bilateral vagotomy after esophagectomy, has been associated with increased aspiration rates, prolonged hospital stay and impaired quality of life. A pyloric drainage procedure in an effort to reduce its incidence, most commonly a pyloroplasty, represented for years a standard part of distal esophagectomy. This trend has been reevaluated nowadays and the question that still remains open is whether we should further keep on draining pylorus during esophagectomy or not...
January 2018: Chirurgia
Dragoş Predescu, Silviu Constantinoiu
Background: A few decades ago, esophageal substitution was mainly dedicated particularly in postcaustic esophageal stenosis; currently, the reconstruction has expanded its palette of indications to other areas of benign esophageal pathology (severe motor disorders, esophageal achalasia with multiple relapses, peptic stenosis, etc.) but has also become a quasi-obligatory final time in the esophagectomy for cancer whenever it is possible. The techniques of esophageal reconstruction using the stomach, regardless of the indication and the chosen technical option, remain a valuable and effective method...
January 2018: Chirurgia
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