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Philip W Chiu, Anthony Y Teoh, Vivien W Wong, Hon Chi Yip, Shannon M Chan, Simon K Wong, Enders K Ng
Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is technically challenging. Da Vinci Robotic system could improve surgical dissection with additional degree of freedom from robotic arms. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and safety of performing MIE using Da Vinci Robotic system among patients with esophageal cancers. From 2009 to 2013, consecutive patients with esophageal cancers who received robotic-assisted MIE were recruited. We excluded tumors with suspected invasion to adjacent organs. Preoperative staging included EUS, CT thorax and abdomen and bronchoscopy...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Hiroki Osumi, Junko Fujisaki, Masami Omae, Tomoki Shimizu, Toshiyuki Yoshio, Akiyoshi Ishiyama, Toshiaki Hirasawa, Tomohiro Tsuchida, Yorimasa Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kawachi, Noriko Yamamoto, Masahiro Igarashi
OBJECTIVES: Siewert type II esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma encompasses both gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA) and Barrett's esophageal adenocarcinoma (BEA) due to short-segment Barrett's esophagus. We compared these two types of Siewert type II esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma in terms of background factors and clinical outcomes of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). METHODS: We enrolled 139 patients (142 lesions) who underwent ESD from 2006 to 2014 at our institution...
October 25, 2016: Gastric Cancer
I Absah, A Rishi, N J Talley, D Katzka, M Halland
BACKGROUND: Rumination syndrome is a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by effortless and repetitive regurgitation of recently ingested food from the stomach to the oral cavity followed by either re-swallowing or spitting. Rumination is thought to occur due to a reversal of the esophagogastric pressure gradient. This is achieved by a coordinated abdominothoracic maneuver consisting of a thoracic suction, crural diaphragm relaxation and an increase in intragastric pressure...
October 20, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Rita Barros, Daniela Pereira, Catarina Callé, Vânia Camilo, Ana Isabel Cunha, Leonor David, Raquel Almeida, António Dias-Pereira, Paula Chaves
Barrett's esophagus (BE) is the replacement of the normal esophageal squamous epithelium by a columnar lining epithelium. It is a premalignant condition for the development of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and esophagogastric junction. BE is associated with gastroesophageal reflux which might change the expression profile of key transcription factors involved in the establishment of tissue differentiation, namely, SOX2 (associated with esophageal and gastric differentiation) and CDX2 (associated with intestinal differentiation)...
2016: Disease Markers
Tetsushi Nakajima, Tsutomu Sato, Kazuki Kano, Yukio Maezawa, Kenki Segami, Hirohito Fujikawa, Kousuke Ikeda, Takanobu Yamada, Takashi Ogata, Haruhiko Cho, Takaki Yoshikawa
A 63-year-old man with dysphagia was referred to our hospital. He was found to have a type 2 tumor extending from the lower thoracic esophagus to the esophagogastric junction via upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. A biopsy revealed adenocarcinoma with overexpression of the human epidermal growth factor type 2(HER2). The tumor was type I according to Siewert's classification, as the epicenter of the tumor was 27mm to the oral side from the esophago-gastric junction. The clinical diagnosis was T3N1M1, stage IV according to the Japanese Classification of Gastric Carcinoma, and T3N2M0, stage III per the Japanese Classification of Esophageal Cancer...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Alexander W Phillips, Barry Dent, Maziar Navidi, Arul Immanuel, S Michael Griffin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to determine whether trainee involvement in esophageal cancer resection is associated with adverse patient outcomes. BACKGROUND: Operative experience for surgical trainees is under threat. A number of factors have been implicated in this leading to fewer hours for training. Esophagogastric cancer training is particularly vulnerable due to the publication of individual surgeon results and a perception that dual consultant operating improves patient outcomes...
October 17, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Ryu Ishihara, Tsuneo Oyama, Seiichiro Abe, Hiroaki Takahashi, Hiroyuki Ono, Junko Fujisaki, Mitsuru Kaise, Kenichi Goda, Kenro Kawada, Tomoyuki Koike, Manabu Takeuchi, Rie Matsuda, Dai Hirasawa, Masayoshi Yamada, Junichi Kodaira, Masaki Tanaka, Masami Omae, Akira Matsui, Takashi Kanesaka, Akiko Takahashi, Shinichi Hirooka, Masahiro Saito, Yosuke Tsuji, Yuki Maeda, Hiroharu Yamashita, Ichiro Oda, Yasuhiko Tomita, Takashi Matsunaga, Shuji Terai, Soji Ozawa, Tatsuyuki Kawano, Yasuyuki Seto
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the specific risks of metastasis in esophageal adenocarcinoma in relation to invasion depth or other pathologic factors. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter retrospective study in 13 high-volume centers in Japan from January 2000 to October 2014 to elucidate the risk of metastasis of esophageal adenocarcinoma. A total of 458 patients (217 surgically resected and 241 endoscopically resected) with esophageal adenocarcinoma or esophagogastric adenocarcinoma involving the esophagus were included...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology
Frans van Workum, Stefan A W Bouwense, Misha D P Luyer, Grard A P Nieuwenhuijzen, Donald L van der Peet, Freek Daams, Ewout A Kouwenhoven, Marc J van Det, Frits J H van den Wildenberg, Fatih Polat, Suzanne S Gisbertz, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Joos Heisterkamp, Barbara S Langenhoff, Ingrid S Martijnse, Janneke P Grutters, Bastiaan R Klarenbeek, Maroeska M Rovers, Camiel Rosman
BACKGROUND: Currently, a cervical esophagogastric anastomosis (CEA) is often performed after minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE). However, the CEA is associated with a considerable incidence of anastomotic leakage requiring reintervention or reoperation and moderate functional results. An intrathoracic esophagogastric anastomosis (IEA) might reduce the incidence of anastomotic leakage, improve functional results and reduce costs. The objective of the ICAN trial is to compare anastomotic leakage and postoperative morbidity, mortality, quality of life and cost-effectiveness between CEA and IEA after MIE...
October 18, 2016: Trials
Jimmy Hwang
Esophagogastric cancers (EGCa) are a leading cause of cancer related mortality worldwide. It has been recognized that they represent heterogenous diseases based on histology and anatomy. However, it is also increasingly evident that these are diverse malignancies based on genetic alterations, and this is increasingly making these diseases amenable to targeted therapies. While epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and mTOR inhibitors have failed to prove effective in the treatment of advanced EGCa, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inihibitor have now been demonstrated to improve survival, at least in the 2nd line setting of adenocarcinomas...
October 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
T W Rice, L-Q Chen, W L Hofstetter, B M Smithers, V W Rusch, B P L Wijnhoven, K L Chen, A R Davies, X B D'Journo, K A Kesler, J D Luketich, M K Ferguson, J V Räsänen, R van Hillegersberg, W Fang, L Durand, I Cecconello, W H Allum, R J Cerfolio, M Pera, S M Griffin, R Burger, J-F Liu, M S Allen, S Law, T J Watson, G E Darling, W J Scott, A Duranceau, C E Denlinger, P H Schipper, T E M R Lerut, M B Orringer, H Ishwaran, C Apperson-Hansen, L M DiPaola, M E Semple, E H Blackstone
We report data-simple descriptions of patient characteristics, cancer categories, and non-risk-adjusted survival-for patients with pathologically staged cancer of the esophagus and esophagogastric junction after resection or ablation with no preoperative therapy from the Worldwide Esophageal Cancer Collaboration (WECC). Thirty-three institutions from six continents submitted de-identified data using standard definitions: demographics, comorbidities, clinical cancer categories, and all-cause mortality from first management decision...
October 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Akihiko Okamura, Masayuki Watanabe, Yu Imamura, Satoshi Kamiya, Kotaro Yamashita, Takanori Kurogochi, Shinji Mine
BACKGROUND: Patients with diabetes are considered at increased risk of delayed wound healing and infectious complications, yet the relationship between diabetes and anastomotic leak (AL) remains unclear. Given that glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is a validated indicator of the long-term glycemic state, we evaluated the relationship between preoperative HbA1c levels and AL after esophagectomy. METHODS: We assessed 300 consecutive patients who underwent esophagectomy reconstructed with cervical esophagogastric anastomosis between 2011 and 2015...
October 11, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Shunsuke Akimoto, Saurabh Singhal, Takahiro Masuda, Se Ryung Yamamoto, Wendy Jo Svetanoff, Sumeet K Mittal
BACKGROUND: The Chicago classification has recently added a morphological subclassification for the esophagogastric junction (EGJ). Our aim was to assess the distal esophageal acid exposure in patients with this new Chicago EGJ-type IIIa and IIIb classification. STUDY DESIGN: From a prospectively collected high-resolution manometry (HRM) database, we identified patients who underwent 24-h pH study between October 2011 and June 2015 and were diagnosed with EGJ-type III based on HRM...
October 11, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Dustin A Carlson, Peter J Kahrilas, Zhiyue Lin, Ikuo Hirano, Nirmala Gonsalves, Zoe Listernick, Katherine Ritter, Michael Tye, Fraukje A Ponds, Ian Wong, John E Pandolfino
OBJECTIVES: Esophagogastric junction (EGJ) distensibility and distension-mediated peristalsis can be assessed with the functional lumen imaging probe (FLIP) during a sedated upper endoscopy. We aimed to describe esophageal motility assessment using FLIP topography in patients presenting with dysphagia. METHODS: In all, 145 patients (aged 18-85 years, 54% female) with dysphagia that completed upper endoscopy with a 16-cm FLIP assembly and high-resolution manometry (HRM) were included...
October 11, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
U Häussler, M Bitzer, H Bösmüller, S Clasen, M Götz, N P Malek, R R Plentz
AFP-producing adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and esophagogastric junction are rare tumor diseases. These tumors show an aggressive behavior characterized by early occurrence of liver metastases and mimic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A general recommendation for palliative therapy is not established for these special tumors.Here we report about a 61-year-old man with multiple liver metastases and high serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) level. First, HCC was suspected, but further evaluation showed an AFP-producing adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction with unusual findings on further immunohistochemical analysis...
October 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
Dou-Sheng Bai, Kui-Sheng Yang, Guo-Qing Jiang, Jian-Jun Qian, Ping Chen, Sheng-Jie Jin
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effects and technical points of several individualized laparoscopic therapies for patients suffering from cirrhotic portal hypertension. METHODS: In total, 385 cirrhotic patients who underwent the treatment of individualized laparoscopic therapy from February 2012 to December 2015 at the Clinical Medical College of Yangzhou University were enrolled in this study. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data and the key technical points...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Daisuke Taniguchi, Hiroshi Saeki, Yuichiro Nakashima, Ryosuke Tsutsumi, Sho Nishimura, Kensuke Kudou, Yu Nakaji, Hirotada Tajiri, Satoshi Tsutsumi, Takafumi Yukaya, Ryota Nakanishi, Masahiko Sugiyama, Hideto Sonoda, Kippei Ohgaki, Eiji Oki, Yoshihiko Maehara
A 65-year-old man with cT3N2M0 stage III cervical esophageal cancer underwent subtotal esophagectomy and gastric tube reconstruction through the retrosternal route after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. The anastomosis was located adjacent to the left side of the trachea, and a circular stapler was used for anastomosis. Postoperative anastomotic leakage occurred, and an esophagotracheal fistula between the esophagogastric anastomotic site and cartilage portion of the trachea was observed on postoperative day 44...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
Francesco Torresan, Daniele Mandolesi, Alexandros Ioannou, Simone Nicoletti, Leonardo Henry Eusebi, Franco Bazzoli
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is recognized to be a multifactorial disease and several mechanisms leading to reflux have been described, nevertheless its pathophysiology has not been fully clarified. Hiatus hernia is a known risk factor for GERD since it impairs the esophagogastric junction, leading to: reduction in lower esophageal sphincter pressure; increase in the frequency of the transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxation; and impairment of esophageal clearance. Last generation diagnostic techniques have improved the understanding of these mechanisms...
October 2016: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
Paraskevas Gkolfakis, John Katsogridakis, Dimitrios Schizas, Ioannis S Papanikolaou
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October 2016: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
Andrea Tringali, Vincenzo Bove, Vincenzo Perri, Rosario Landi, Pietro Familiari, Ivo Boškoski, Guido Costamagna
Background and study aim: Leakage of the surgical suture is the main complication of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and is amenable to endoscopic therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a specifically designed self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) to seal the leakage. Patients and methods: Over a 2-year period, patients referred for the treatment of post-LSG fistulas underwent placement of a fully covered esophagogastric SEMS with a specific design. Results: A total of 10 patients were treated after a mean time of 50...
October 5, 2016: Endoscopy
José Luis Braga de Aquino, Marcelo Manzano Said, Douglas Alexandre Rizzanti Pereira, Vânia Aparecida Leandro-Merhi, Paula Casals do Nascimento, Virgínia Vieitez Reis
Background: Since Chagas disease has esophageal manifestations with different degrees of involvement, the best surgical option is controversial, especially for patients with advanced chagasic megaesophagus and recurrent symptoms after previous treatment. Objective: To assess the early and late outcomes of esophagocardioplasty in a series of patients with advanced recurrent chagasic megaesophagus. Methods: This descriptive study included 19 older patients with recurrent megaesophagus grade III/IV and positive immunofluorescence for Chagas disease...
October 2016: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
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