[Early results of esophageal resections, performed due to carcinoma]

Medicina (Kaunas). 2002;38 Suppl 2:61-4.
[Article in Lithuanian]


The objective was to compare early results of two different techniques of esophagectomies performed due to cancer.

Methods: All 42 patients were examined according to the protocol preoperatively; 19 of them underwent esophagectomy with two-field lymphadenectomy and intrathoracic anastomosis, while 23 patients underwent esophagectomy with three-field lymphadenectomy and cervical anastomosis. The morbidity and mortality was studied in the intrahospital period.

Results: Morbidity and mortality rates were 26.3 and 5.2 percent in the first and 56.5 and 21.7 percent in the second group respectively. The conclusion is made that esophagectomy with three-field lymphadenectomy and anastomosis in the neck gives higher morbidity and mortality rates in the early postoperative periods. Late results, quality of life and survival should be investigated.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / mortality
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Esophagectomy / methods*
  • Esophagus / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymph Node Excision*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Postoperative Complications