Local Recurrence After Subtotal Esophagectomy for Cancer

  • J. Wong
  • P. C. Tam


Local recurrence at the anastomotic site or in the esophageal substitute after resection for cancer represents failure of surgery and results in the reappearance of symptoms for which the operation had primarily intended to palliate. It is a complication potentially avoidable by modification of surgical technique or selection of an alternative procedure. We analyze a group of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus to determine the factors which are of relevance to the development of local recurrences.


Squamous Cell Carcinoma Local Recurrence Resection Margin Proximal Margin Distal Resection Margin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Wong
    • 1
  • P. C. Tam
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Queen Mary HospitalUniversity of Hong KongHong KongChina

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