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

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

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

Affiliation:

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