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For the Debate on the Significance of Lymphadenectomy in Esophageal Cancer

  • Hiroshi Akiyama
Conference paper

Abstract

Systematic lymph node dissection was proven to be effective in improving survival in patients with cancer of the thoracic esophagus, and a significant amount of discussion has been devoted to this topic. However, there are some conflicting opinions on this subject.

Keywords

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Esophageal Cancer Esophageal Carcinoma Thoracic Esophagus Mucosal Cancer 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Akiyama
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryToranomon HospitalMinato-ku, Tokyo, 105Japan

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