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, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 30–33 | Cite as

Surgical controversies in esophageal cancer

short review


Several controversies concerning the optimal surgical management of esophageal cancer exist. The extent of resection, the surgical approach, the optimal lymph node dissection, and the volume–outcome relationship potentially influence the overall outcome of patients undergoing a surgical treatment for esophageal cancer. Especially in the context of perioperative, randomized studies in esophageal cancer, it appears indispensable to understand the broad range of quality indicators of esophageal cancer surgery.


Esophagectomy Extent of resection Hospital volume Lymphadenectomy Surgical outcome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gastroesophageal Tumor Unit, Comprehensive Cancer Centre Vienna and Department of SurgeryMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria

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