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Volume and Outcomes in Esophageal Cancer Surgery

  • Francisco Schlottmann
  • Fernando A. M. Herbella
  • Marco G. Patti
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Abstract

The incidence of esophageal cancer, particularly esophageal adenocarcinoma, is expected to rise dramatically in many Western countries. Surgical resection remains the cornerstone of curative treatment. Surgical volume is an important determinant of quality of care for esophagectomy, and significant better outcomes are obtained when patients seek care at high volume centers.

Keywords

Esophageal cancer Esophagectomy Surgical volume Post-operative mortality Centralization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco Schlottmann
    • 1
  • Fernando A. M. Herbella
    • 2
  • Marco G. Patti
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryHospital Alemán of Buenos Aires, University of Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryFederal University of Sao PauloSao PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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