Leading Swiss gastrointestinal cancer surgeon discusses staging methods before esophageal cancer surgery planning. Correct tumor staging is key to radical esophageal carcinoma treatment. Ultrasound and CT scan are used to identify esophageal carcinoma spread and lymph nodes involvement. Correct staging allows better surgery with less complications. “Usual esophageal-stomach anastomosis leakage rates are up to 30%. With our method of esophageal reconstruction we have leakage rates of below 10%.”
Esophageal cancer treatment options critically depend on correct staging of tumor. How to use ultrasound and computer tomography for best treatment strategy in esophageal carcinoma? Why correct identification of tumor extension into surrounding tissues is important? Top cancer surgeon explains staging in esophageal carcinoma to select the best treatment. Stage 2, stage 3 stage 4 esophageal cancer treatment options.