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Trends in the surgical treatment of neoplasms of the thoracic esophagus and cardia


, : Trends in the surgical treatment of neoplasms of the thoracic esophagus and cardia. Acta Chirurgica Italica 37(1): 24-31

The surgical treatment for cancer of the esophagus and cardia, is presented. Of the 41 patients who were resected: 18 had an intrathoracic esophagogastroplasty (69.2%); 1, an esophagojejunogastroplasty (3.8%); 2, a proximal gastric resection (13.3%); 10, an esophagojejunoduodenostomy (53.3%); 3, a Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostomy (11.5%) and 7, an esophagojejunostomy with an omega-loop. The postoperative mortality was 19%.

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