Advances in Modern Medicine

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Advances in Modern Medicine introduces recent advanced medical practices performed at the Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center (KMCCCC) - one of the leading hospitals in Japan - to those ...
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Changes in Esophageal Cancer Treatment Over the Past Decade at Our Hospital

Pp. 167-172 (6)

Nobutaka Hatanaka and Jeong Ho Moon


An esophagectomy with three-field lymph node dissection has been performed widely in Japan, but multidisciplinary therapy that uses a combination of radiation therapy and chemotherapy is necessary to improve the prognosis in patients with advanced esophageal cancer. Several new techniques have contributed to reducing post-operative complications and we have introduced some techniques into the treatment of esophageal cancer at our hospital.


Neoadjuvant chemotherapy, Oral care, Prone position, Respiratory rehabilitation, Thoracoscopic esophagectomy.


Department of Surgery, National Hospital Organization, Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center, 3-1 Aoyama-cho, Kure 737-0023, Japan.