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Clinical Trial of Preoperative Chemotherapy, Intraoperative Radiotherapy, and Esophagectomy for Lower Esophageal Carcinoma

  • Reiki Eguchi
  • Hiroko Ide
  • Tutomu Nakamura
  • Kazuhiko Hayashi
  • Kazunari Yoshida
  • Ataru Kobayashi
  • Fujio Hanyuu
  • Akiyoshi Yamada
  • Makiko Tanaka
  • Tomohiko Ookawa
Conference paper

Abstract

The most clinically important mode of recurrence after operation for patients with esophageal cancer is paratracheal lymph node metastasis. On the other hand, abdominal lymph node metastasis after the operation is also commonly recognized in patients, especially those with lower esophageal cancer. Patients with recurrent abdominal lymph node metastasis complain of abdominal pain, anorexia, or other generalized symptom, and will be able to take nothing per os soon after the operation. To avoid abdominal lymph node metastasis after operation, we have been treating patients with advanced lower esophageal cancer with combined preoperative chemotherapy, intraoperative radiotherapy (IOR) and esophagectomy.

Keywords

Esophageal Cancer Superior Mesenteric Artery Radiation Field Metastatic Lymph Node Esophageal Carcinoma 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reiki Eguchi
    • 1
  • Hiroko Ide
    • 1
  • Tutomu Nakamura
    • 1
  • Kazuhiko Hayashi
    • 1
  • Kazunari Yoshida
    • 1
  • Ataru Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Fujio Hanyuu
    • 1
  • Akiyoshi Yamada
    • 1
  • Makiko Tanaka
    • 1
  • Tomohiko Ookawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical CollegeShinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162Japan

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