A Clinical Study of Esophageal Cancer with Invasion of Contiguous Structures
Esophageal cancer invading contiguous structures is associated with a poor prognosis. Lymph node metastases are present in the majority of cases. When the lesion extends to the diaphragm, lung, or pericardium, combined resection is relatively easy. However, when the lesion invades the aorta or tracheobronchial tree, combined resection may be technically demanding. Herein, we evaluate the indications for surgery, patient selection, and outcome after surgery in a group of patients with esophageal cancer invading contiguous intrathoracic structures.
KeywordsEsophageal Cancer Esophageal Carcinoma Tracheobronchial Tree Combine Resection Main Stem Bronchus
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