Lymph Node Dissection for Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Po Kuei Hsu, Yi Ying Lee, Lin Chi Chuang, Yu Chung Wu

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Lymph node metastasis is one of the most important prognostic factors in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. However, the optimal extent of lymph node dissection is still under debate. We specifically address several controversies regarding lymph node dissection, for example, recurrent laryngeal node lymphadenectomy, cervical lymphadenectomy, and thoracic duct resection, in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. We also describe new concepts in surgical anatomy of the upper mediastinum and technologies, for example, near-infrared image-guided lymphatic mapping and intraoperative neural monitoring that facilitate recurrent laryngeal node lymphadenectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-510
Number of pages14
JournalThoracic Surgery Clinics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022


  • Esophageal cancer
  • Intraoperative neural monitoring
  • Lymphadenectomy
  • Recurrent laryngeal nerve
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Thoracic duct resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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