The degree of circumferential tumour involvement as a prognostic factor in oesophageal cancer

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  • External authors:
  • Karim Sillah
  • Susan A. Pritchard
  • Gillian R. Watkins
  • James McShane
  • Richard Page
  • Ian M. Welch


Objective: Tumour length is an adverse prognostic factor in oesophageal cancer. However, the prognostic role of the degree of oesophageal circumference (DOC) involved by tumour with or without resection margin invasion is not clear. This work assessed the relationship between DOC involved by tumour, clinico-pathological variables and prognosis. Methods: The clinico-pathological details of 320 patients who underwent potentially curative oesophagogastrectomy for cancer between 1994 and 2007 were analysed. The DOC involved with tumour measured macroscopically on the resected specimen was classified as small (

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-373
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009