What Is the Best Operation for Proximal Gastric Cancer and Distal Esophageal Cancer? The Surgical clinics of North America Mazer, L. M., Poultsides, G. A. 2019; 99 (3): 457–69


Cancer of the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) is increasing in incidence, likely as a result of rising obesity and gastroesophageal reflux disease rates. The tumors that arise here share features of esophageal and gastric cancer, and are classified based on their location in relationship to the GEJ. The definition of the GEJ itself, as well as optimal resection strategy, extent of lymph node dissection, resection margin length, and reconstruction methods are still very much a subject of debate. This article summarizes the available evidence on this topic, and highlights specific areas for further research.

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