The surgical procedure of esophageal cancer

By | November 30, 2011

The process of esophageal cancer surgical resection according to the scope or purpose of the different points of different radical surgery and palliative surgery, we need a surgical method which is often based on the patient's condition by the doctors to decide. The difference is that the two operations: Operation of different purposes, the treatment effect is not the same. Patient or family members of patients often do not know how to choose the surgical method, but you can ask your doctor about the situation in order to make a choice.
Esophageal cancer surgical (1) radical surgery of esophageal cancer
Radical surgery of esophageal cancer is total removal of primary tumor and surrounding lymph nodes and even doing the second leg of lymph node dissection is often resection of a large range of great trauma. However, radical surgery can achieve the best effect, and post-operative chemotherapy, radiotherapy lay a good foundation. With radical surgery may have cured, so radical surgery is the preferred means of cancer treatment. Radical surgery is a prerequisite for the early and mid cancer patients, or palliative surgery should be selected.
Esophageal cancer surgical (2) palliative surgery of esophageal cancer
Palliative surgery of esophageal cancer is a great influence on life-threatening tumor, but not necessarily all of the tumor resection; or not to remove the tumor, but improve quality of life through surgery, the tumor remained in the body. Such as esophageal Wanqidaozhi food obstruction, patients can not eat, and patients generally adequate, can take the desolate gastrostomy surgery, with a rubber hose inserted into the stomach through the skin, through this hose to the stomach Shusong food , patients can receive the appropriate nutrients to sustain life, but then did not do anything with esophageal cancer, which is palliative surgery. Esophageal stenting is a palliative operation, frequently used in patients with esophageal cancer.

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