Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, February 8th, 2004
"Barrett's carcinoma, usually arising in the distal esophagus, must be considered a separate entity from squamous cell esophageal cancer. Epidemiology, etiology, patients' risk profiles, biology of metastases, and prognosis differ markedly between these two major esophageal tumor types. The preoperative work-up of patients with Barrett's cancer is primarily directed toward assessing the chances for R0 resection and estimating the risk of the patient to survive an esophagectomy," scientists in Germany report.
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