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Lymph Node Dissection for Carcinoma of the Cardia—Is It Worthwhile?

  • Takashi Aikou
  • Nasser K. Altorki
  • David B. Skinner
  • Masamichi Baba
  • Hisaaki Shimazu
Conference paper

Abstract

Adenocarcinoma arising at the cardia still remains one of the most difficult malignant neoplasms to treat. The controversial issues include the choice of the surgical approach, the extent of esophageal and gastric resection, and the need for a complete abdominal and mediastinal lymphadenectomy. The aim of this study is to clarify two specific questions. Firstly, what are the common pathways of lymphatic spread? Secondly, what is the influence of the site and number of involved nodes on survival?

Keywords

Positive Node Bloc Resection Nodal Group Gastric Cardia Lymphatic Spread 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takashi Aikou
    • 1
  • Nasser K. Altorki
    • 2
  • David B. Skinner
    • 2
  • Masamichi Baba
    • 1
  • Hisaaki Shimazu
    • 1
  1. 1.1st Department of SurgeryKagoshima University HospitalKagoshima, 890Japan
  2. 2.The New York Hospital—Cornell Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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