TITLE

Intramucosal esophageal cancer and high-grade dysplasia: which treatment frame the debate

AUTHOR(S)
Oelschlager, Brant K.
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery;Jul2009, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p1169
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a debate over the question of which is the best between surgical therapy and endoscopic therapy for the treatment of intramucosal (IM) esophageal cancer and high-grade dysplasia (HGD). It emphasizes the need to consider the diagnostic uncertainty of the disease when deciding treatment. Also cited are several factors to be considered in determining the right therapy, such as patient characteristics, disease characteristics, extent of disease and the expertise of local or treating physician.
ACCESSION #
44088812

 

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