Minimally invasive esophagectomy and radical lymph node dissection without recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis

ConclusionThe native tissue preservation technique may reduce the incidence of recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis after minimally invasive esophagectomy with radical lymph node dissection.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Authors: Nunes SC, Serpa J Abstract Several aspects of the human physiology are controlled by the microbiota that plays a key role in health and disease. In fact, microbial dysbiosis is associated with numerous diseases, including several types of cancer such as colon, gastric, esophageal, pancreatic, laryngeal, breast and gallbladder carcinomas.Metabolic symbiosis between non-malignant cells and the resident microbita is crucial for the host homeostasis. However, cancer cells are able to repurpose the pre-existing metabolic symbiosis, being able to recycle those relations and also create novel metabolic symbiosis,...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Esophageal wire traction shortens the clearance time for the left recurrent laryngeal nerve lymph nodes, reduces thoracic bleeding, and improves the quality of left recurrent laryngeal nerve lymph node dissection in three-hole thoracoscopic esophagectomy. PMID: 32091290 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundRadical lymph-node dissection along the recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLN) improves the prognosis of patients with esophageal cancer. The RLN is a landmark for achieving adequate lymph-node dissection. However, the right RLN is sometimes covered by the right vertebral veins (VVs), making it undetectable. We investigated the relationship between this anomaly of the right VVs and the challenges of performing lymphadenectomy along the right RLN.MethodsPatients with esophageal cancer, who underwent thoracoscopic esophagectomy with radical lymph-node dissection, were registered. The patterns of the right VVs wer...
Source: Esophagus - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Results from this study recently published online in Addiction found primary care physicians providing smokers with a free, two week starter kit of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) increased quit attempts While sitting in the dentist's office, Hollings Cancer Center researcher Matthew Carpenter, Ph.D., of the Medical University of South Carolina, had a bright idea. As he received his goody bag with dental hygiene products, he wondered why not conduct a study and have primary care providers do the same thing for their patients who use tobacco. The bags would contain educational material, free lozenges and tobacco cessati...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
AbstractBackgroundAlthough thoracoscopic esophagectomy in the prone position (TEPP) has become a standard procedure for esophageal cancer surgery, upper mediastinal lymph node dissection (UMLND) on the left side remains an issue. We have recently developed a new standardized approach to left UMLND in TEPP based on the microanatomy of the membranes and layers with the aim of achieving quick and safe surgery. The purpose of this study was to establish and evaluate our new standardized procedure in left UMLND.Patients and methodsPatients were divided into 2 groups: a pre-standardization group (n = 100) and a pos...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractThe current consensus in the management of hypopharyngeal cancers favors the non-surgical management. However, many studies have reported relatively better oncological and functional outcomes with the surgical approach in locally  advanced hypopharyngeal cancers. In here, we report a tertiary care center’s experience with total laryngopharyngoesophagectomy with gastric pull-up done for such cases. We also describe a slight modification of the procedure that has been followed at our institute, and discuss its advantages. I t is a retrospective study of patients who have undergone the surgical procedure be...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Pemphigus is a chronic autoimmune blistering disorder, characterized by (muco-)cutaneous erosions due to autoantibodies against desmoglein 3 and/or 1. Pemphigus induction might be associated with drugs, malignancy or radiation therapy (RT); the latter being only rarely described. A rigorous literature review revealed around 30 cases of RT-associated pemphigus, which had been primarily treated with topical and/or systemic steroids, in some cases also dapsone or few other immunosuppressive agents were given. The most common underlying cancer type was breast cancer. We here present a 63-year-old male patient, who was pre-trea...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
“I drained the last of my cocktail, gazing up at the ceiling. It was one of those moments that curls the hairs on your neck. At once, the grand scale of this labyrinth of cathedrals became clear, the desert wind blowing through the clever hieroglyphics carved into every available surface. I turned my head back down to ground level just in time to see the man draw back his fist in anger, and then.And then.With a piercing shriek, he lunged straight at my jaw –”Do you ever wake from a dream, marvelling at the inventiveness and detail of your subconscious mind? That disorienting moment where you lie blinking ...
Source: EyeForPharma - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
ConclusionsSubstantial differences in cancer incidences were founded depending on occupation reflecting socioeconomic position, in the Korean working population. Cancer prevention policy should focus on addressing these socioeconomic inequalities.
Source: Safety and Health at Work - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
ConclusionAlthough the rates of adverse events and surgical complications were slightly higher than in past reports, they were acceptable. It is useful to perform induction DCF-RT for T4b EC.
Source: Esophagus - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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