Surgical Protocols for Squamous Cell Cancer of the Esophagus

  • María Carmen Fernández Moreno
  • Simon LawEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2129)


Surgery is the mainstay treatment for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). A major development in surgical therapy for esophageal cancer in the past two or three decades has been the marked reduction in surgical mortality rates as a result of improvement in staging technologies, patient selection, perioperative support systems, and surgical experience. Minimally invasive techniques are also becoming widely adopted. Protocol for surgical management of squamous cell cancer of the esophagus is described herein.

Key words

Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma Surgery Esophagectomy Lymphadenectomy Complications Morbidities Minimally invasive esophagectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Esophageal and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of SurgeryThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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