Published in Gastroenterology Week, April 10th, 2006
"Conventional preoperative staging for esophageal carcinoma could be inaccurate. Laparoscopy has been applied for the staging of various upper gastrointestinal malignancies. It can identify peritoneal and liver deposits not shown by imaging, and could reduce the number of nontherapeutic laparotomies," scientists writing in the journal Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques reported.
"This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of laparoscopic staging for the management of squamous cell carcinoma involving the mid and distal esophagus," explained...
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