Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagogastric Junction: From by Simone Giacopuzzi, Andrea Zanoni, Giovanni de Manzoni

By Simone Giacopuzzi, Andrea Zanoni, Giovanni de Manzoni

This publication bargains updated and entire insurance of the prognosis and remedy of adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (EGJ). As is acceptable within the period of multidisciplinary and multimodal therapy, the contributions of all of the a number of experts concerned cooperatively within the remedy of EGJ melanoma are completely defined. distinct realization is additionally paid to the importance of preneoplastic lesions, resembling Barrett esophagus. the ultimate a part of the e-book represents a surgical atlas documenting the concepts utilized in the EGJ quarter, with tremendous colour pictures and stepwise description of techniques. opposed to the historical past of the swiftly expanding occurrence in EGJ melanoma, in particular obtrusive in Western international locations, there's a want for larger uniformity in administration techniques, which at present fluctuate considerably internationally. This e-book presents applicable information that would help all practitioners all for the analysis and therapy of EGJ cancers, together with surgeons, oncologists, and radiotherapists.

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Thawing usually takes place within 10–30 s. The same area is typically subjected to the freezing–thawing cycle 3 or 4 times to achieve ablation. In cryospray system, a decompression tube is used to evacuate the excess gas from the stomach, whereas in Polar Wand system, suction catheter is attached to the tip of the endoscope. Cryotherapy Catheter b Fig. 2 (a) Cryospray tank. (b) Cryotherapy catheter. 2 Efficacy The evidence of efficacy comes from retrospective studies. 5 months [7]. The effect seems to be durable as reported by a retrospective study of 32 patients with HGD with a mean follow-up of 37 months where HGD was eradicated in 97 % and eradication of intestinal metaplasia was observed in 81 % [8].

5 Endoscopic Resection for Barrett’s Esophagus to Dysplasia a b c d 37 Fig. 1 HGD of 23 mm in diameter at the esophagogastric junction highlights by indigo carmine staining (a).  Early results of the procedure are showed in b (anterograde vision) and c (retrograde vision). (d) Specimen analyzed by expert pathologist confirms a high-grade dysplasia For early BAD, if submucosal invasion is found, the patients have to undergo surgical resection because of a substantial risk of metastasis. When the lesion invades the muscularis mucosae, a substantial risk of metastasis exits, and additional surgical resection is to be considered based on the patient’s condition.

The risk of progression from low-grade dysplasia to either high-grade dysplasia or adenocarcinoma remains controversial, based in large part on the difficulty in distinguishing dysplasia from non-dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus and determining with reproducible accuracy the degree of dysplasia. Because dysplasia progresses to cancer in a manner that lacks definitive markers of progression, there are no well-defined F. it cutoff points that separate low-grade from high-­grade dysplasia at this time [1] People with BE are more likely to develop a type of cancer called esophageal adenocarcinoma (BAD, Barrett’s adenocarcinoma).

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