Published in Cancer Weekly, November 1st, 2005
"Preoperative assessment of gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma stage and its location according to Siewert are essential for planning the therapeutic approach. The present study was aimed at analyzing the utility of EUS in evaluating GEJ adenocarcinoma stage and whether this modality added to EGD improves assessment of Siewert type. The results of 51 patients studied by EGD plus EUS (EGD/EUS group) were compared with the results of 54 patients studied by EGD only (EGD group)," investigators in Italy reported.
"A differentiation of pT1 tumors was...
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