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January 1925

CARCINOMA OF THE THORACIC PORTION OF THE ESOPHAGUS: REPORT OF A CASE IN WHICH OPERATION WAS DONE ELEVEN YEARS AGO

Arch Surg. 1925;10(1):353-360. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1925.01120100365019
Abstract

In June, 1913, I published in Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics an article under the title, "The First Successful Case of Resection of the Thoracic Portion of the Esophagus for Carcinoma." Since then, and particularly in the last few years, inquiries as to the final outcome of the case have reached me so frequently that it appears there exists a desire for a follow-up report on that case.

The method of operating employed in the case involved a new principle in the mode of surgical attack on the new growth, namely, the exenteration of the esophagus from the thoracic cavity. I was led to devise this method because a study of previous cases, in which operation was done by other surgeons who had employed various methods of intrathoracic resection and anastomosis, seemed to prove to me that it would be useless to make any further attempt with the then existing methods,

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