Pretreatment dysphagia in esophageal cancer patients may eliminate the need for staging by endoscopic ultrasonography presented at the poster session of the fifty-first Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, San Diego, CA, Jan 24-28, 2015. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Dysphonia
  • Endosonography
  • Esophageal Neoplasms
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Unnecessary Procedures

abstract

  • The presence of dysphagia in patients with esophageal cancer was highly predictive of T3-4 disease by EUS. On the basis of this finding, approximately 50% of patients currently undergoing staging EUS at our institution could potentially forgo EUS before neoadjuvant therapy. Patients without dysphagia, however, should still undergo EUS.

publication date

  • January 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4765728

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.06.062

PubMed ID

  • 26603024

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 226

end page

  • 30

volume

  • 101

number

  • 1