Surgical Treatment of Adenocarcinomas of the Upper Third of the Stomach and Gastroesophageal Junction

  • H.-J. Meyer
  • J. Ennker
  • R. Pichlmayr
Conference paper


Malignant tumors of the gastroesophageal junction must be subdivided nowadays into tumors of the distal esophagus and the cardia; to define the term carcinoma of the cardia exactly, only those adenocarcinomas which require a two-cavity operation or abdominomediastinal approach should be included in this group [2, 4, 5]. Furthermore, with regard to the extent of the resection it seems to be logical to differentiate between adenocarcinoma developing in a Barrett’s esophagus, “real” carcinoma of the cardia and proximal or high gastric carcinoma infiltrating the distal esophagus [4].


Gastric Cancer Early Gastric Cancer Total Gastrectomy Operative Mortality Gastroesophageal Junction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-J. Meyer
    • 1
  • J. Ennker
    • 1
  • R. Pichlmayr
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryHannover Medical SchoolHannoverFederal Republic of Germany

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