For the Debate on the Significance of Lymphadenectomy in Esophageal Cancer

  • Hiroshi Akiyama
Conference paper


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.


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

Authors and Affiliations

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

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