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Correspondence and Brief Communications
November 1, 2007

Results of Esophagectomy in High- and Low-Volume Centers—Reply

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Copyright 2007 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2007

Arch Surg. 2007;142(11):1113-1114. doi:10.1001/archsurg.142.11.1113

In reply

We thank Dr Badruddoja for his valuable comments and suggestions triggering the dialogue of this hot topic. We totally agree that patients with esophageal cancer should be discussed and treated in a multidisciplinary setting and that esophageal cancer surgery, known for its complexity, should be performed in high-volume centers by skilled and experienced esophageal surgeons. This has been expressed in the current article and highlighted in a previous study published by our group.1