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Esophageal Cancer : A Case for Aggressive Staging and a Tailored Treatment Plan

Scott J. Swanson
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From the Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston


1997 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1997;112(4_Supplement):182S-183S. doi:10.1378/chest.112.4_Supplement.182S
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Abstract

A 57-year-old man with dysphagia was found to have a distal esophageal cancer. The tumor was staged radiographically (with endoesophageal ultrasonography) and operatively. The latter consisted of a thoracoscopic examination of the thoracic esophagus and surrounding lymph nodes, as well as a limited laparotomy to evaluate the stomach and the perigastric and celiac lymph nodes. It was determined that the patient had a high-risk lesion (locally advanced, T3-4 or N1). Induction chemotherapy with concurrent radiation therapy was administered. Following neoadjuvant treatment, the patient underwent an uneventful esophagectomy. No residual tumor was identified in the specimen. The patient was doing well 6 months following his surgery. This case demonstrates the use of staging to guide therapy in esophageal cancer.


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