Ann Thorac Surg 1968 Oct;6(4):401-12
Ann Surg 2021 Jul 26. Epub 2021 Jul 26.
Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China Department of Otorhinolaryngology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.
Objective: This study aimed at demonstrating the effects and learning curve of utilizing combined intermittent and continuous recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) monitoring (CNM) for lymphadenectomy during esophagectomy.Background: RLN lymphadenectomy is oncologically important but is technically demanding. Vocal cord (VC) palsy as a result from RLN injury, carries significant morbidities. Read More
World J Clin Cases 2021 Jul;9(20):5683-5688
Department of Gastroenterology, Central Hospital Affiliated to Shandong First Medical University, Jinan 250011, Shandong Province, China.
Background: Submucosal hematoma (SH) is one of the rare causes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. As a rare and critical disease in clinical practice, it should be paid more attention to by clinicians to avoid missed diagnosis and misdiagnosis. Most of the esophageal submucosal hematomas have clear causes, including retrosternal pain, dysphagia, Here, we report a rare case of SH extending from the hypopharynx to the lower esophagus caused by oral administration of hirudin and panax notoginseng powder, with atypical clinical manifestation. Read More
Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 8;8:677694. Epub 2021 Jul 8.
Department of Gastroenterology, Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, China.
The efficacy and safety of peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) in the treatment of sigmoid-type achalasia is unknown. This meta-analysis aims to explore the clinical outcomes of POEM for sigmoid-type achalasia. We searched all relevant studies published up to September 2020 in PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane library databases. Read More
Gastrointest Tumors 2021 Jun 17;8(3):121-127. Epub 2021 Mar 17.
Department of Surgical Oncology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), An Institution of National Importance, Government of India, Puducherry, India.
Background: Radiation dose received by the gastric fundus (GF) in neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) may influence the development of postoperative anastomotic leak (AL) in the management of resectable esophageal carcinoma (EC) by trimodality therapy. The present study aims to evaluate dose-volume parameters of the GF and their association with occurrence of AL in EC.Materials And Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed of 27 patients with EC who underwent NACRT followed by esophagectomy with cervical esophagogastric anastomosis between January 2015 and July 2018. Read More
Am J Transl Res 2021 15;13(6):6446-6456. Epub 2021 Jun 15.
Department of Radiation Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University Hefei, Anhui Province, China.
Objective: This paper aimed to explore the effects of radiotherapy after thoracic and laparoscopic surgery (TLS) in patients with esophageal cancer and on their prognoses.Methods: Altogether 118 patients with esophageal cancer diagnosed in our hospital were recruited as the study cohort and randomly divided into a postoperative radiotherapy group (59 cases) and a postoperative chemotherapy group (59 cases). All the patients were treated with TLS. Read More