Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
Gastrointestinal Surgery - Original Article

Larynx-preserving limited resection with total thoracic esophagectomy and gastric pull-up reconstruction: A promising treatment for selected cervical esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

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Department of Thoracic Surgery, The second affiliated hospital of AFMU, Air Force Medical University, Xi’an, 710038, China

Turk J Gastroenterol 2020; 31: 948-954
DOI: 10.5152/tjg.2020.19757
Read: 192 Downloads: 90 Published: 30 April 2020

Background/Aims: There is no consensus on treatment for cervical esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Our aim is to evaluate the feasibility and outcome of larynx-preserving limited resection with total thoracic esophagectomy and gastric pull-up reconstruction for the treatment of cervical ESCC without tumor involvement of the larynx and hypopharynx.

Materials and Methods: Retrospective analysis of patients with cervical ESCC who underwent R0 surgical resection from 2006 to 2011 in our center was performed. Kaplan-Meier method was used to calculate the survival time for patients.

Results: In total, 74 cervical ESCC patients were enrolled in the study. The mortality rate in 30 days was 8.1%, the total complication rate (at least one) was 47.3%, anastomosis leakage occurrence was 37.8%, mechanical ventilation ratewas12.2%, the rate of normal oral diet within 15 days was 71.6%, and the anastomosis recurrence rate in follow-up was 8.1%. Detailed analysis showed that the anastomosis leakage, pulmonary infection, laryngeal recurrent nerve injury, and chylothorax were the most common complications in surgical patients. Finally, the survival data showed that the median survival time was 31.83 months (95% CI=12.39-51.28 months) and the 3-year and 5-year survival rates were 49.1% and 35.5%, respectively.

Conclusion: Larynx-preserving limited resection with total thoracic esophagectomy and gastric pull-up reconstruction might be a feasible and effective surgical alternative for the cervical ESCC patients whose tumor does not involve the larynx and hypopharynx.
 

Cite this article as: Wang WP, Ma J, Lu Q, et al. Larynx-preserving limited resection with total thoracic esophagectomy and gastric pull-up reconstruction: A promising treatment for selected cervical esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Turk J Gastroenterol 2020; 31(12): 948-54.

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