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Esophagus

June 27, 2024
Of 1,579 patients undergoing esophagectomy for esophageal cancer, 60 patients underwent up-front surgery for cT2 N0 M0 esophageal cancer, of whom 8 (13 percent) were found to have pathologic T2 N0 M0, 16 (27 percent) were pathologically downstaged, and 36 (60 percent) were upstaged, 7 (19 percent) on the basis of pathologic T stage, 14 (39 percent) o
June 14, 2024
Prof. Blasberg, a thoracic surgeon at Yale University Hospital, emphasized the importance of longitudinal studies to gain nuanced insight on high-risk patients.
June 13, 2024
This editorial summarizes the landscape that led to the founding of the Thoracic Surgical Oncology Group in 2017, in an era when, due to various oncology group reorganizations, a need developed for a focused committee to conduct thoracic surgery oncology-based clinical trials. The group has expanded over the years to include 32 hospitals.
May 23, 2024
The authors describe modifications to the Z-POEM endoscopic myotomy procedure for Zenker's diverticulum, which they believe increases the effectiveness, safety, and durability of results with this technique.
May 15, 2024
The authors developed a novel double stapling technique for esophagogastric anastomosis in patients undergoing an Ivor Lewis esophagectomy, which is demonstrated in this video.
April 11, 2024
This video demonstrates the third redo slide tracheoplasty and esophagoplasty in a fifteen-month-old following button battery ingestion on VA-ECMO.
March 20, 2024
This video discusses when and how to perform esophageal lengthening in paraesophageal hernia repair.
March 13, 2024
Watch Prof. Shanda Blackmon discuss her new book on lessons from patient support groups, including the importance of these groups for both patients and surgeons.
March 13, 2024
This video shows a unique method of jejunostomy tube (J-tube) extension placement through a gastrostomy tube (G-tube) in diverted post-esophagectomy patients with immature G-tube tracts.

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