[Curative treatment for esophageal cancer: results of a multidisciplinary consensus]

Rev Med Suisse. 2016 Jun 15;12(523):1165-9.
[Article in French]


The management of patients with resectable cancer of the esophagus or gastroesophageal junction is currently not standardized. A multi- disciplinary regional consensus has been developed and is presented in this article. The standard workup includes an upper endoscopy, ultrasonography and a CT-scan. For locally advanced tumors, surgery should be associated with either preoperative radiochemotherapy orperioperative chemotherapy after discussion in multidisciplinary tumor board. Before the operation, smoking and alcohol cessation is imperative and nutritional status should be optimized. Nowadays, surgery is well standardized and generally performed minimally invasive accesses. After surgery, clinical and oncological follow-up is necessary.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Endosonography
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Humans
  • Perioperative Care
  • Preoperative Care
  • Radiotherapy, Adjuvant