World Journal of Surgery

, Volume 37, Issue 8, pp 1757–1767 | Cite as

Extended Lymphadenectomy in Esophageal Cancer is Debatable

  • Fernando A. M. Herbella
  • Rafael M. Laurino Neto
  • Marco E. Allaix
  • Marco G. Patti


Surgery is an essential part of the treatment of patients with esophageal carcinoma. However, there is no consensus on whether the surgical technique can be improved to promote better survival outcome. Specifically, the real value of the addition of a radical lymphadenectomy to the esophageal resection is still elusive and controversial. This paper focuses on the debate of esophagectomy and lymphadenectomy for the treatment of esophageal cancer.


Esophageal Carcinoma Esophageal Resection Extended Lymphadenectomy Transhiatal Esophagectomy Transthoracic Esophagectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando A. M. Herbella
    • 1
  • Rafael M. Laurino Neto
    • 1
  • Marco E. Allaix
    • 2
  • Marco G. Patti
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryEscola Paulista de Medicina, Federal University of Sao PauloSao PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Chicago Pritzker School of MedicineChicagoUSA

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