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21.02.2019 | Original Article Open Access

Host factors influence Barrett’s carcinogenesis: findings from a mouse gastroduodenal reflux model

Gastroesophageal reflux is a significant risk factor for the onset of esophageal adenocarcinoma. In Western countries, the incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is increasing as a result of a rapid increase in obesity associated with …

18.02.2019 | Original Article

The effectiveness of serum midkine in detecting esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Esophageal cancer is one of the most lethal malignant tumors; in clinical practice most patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) present with an already advanced state of the disease. The overall 5-year survival rate of esophageal …

15.02.2019 | Original Article

Surgical management and prognostic factors in esophageal perforation caused by foreign body

Esophageal perforation is an acute condition which carries a high mortality rate, ranging from 6 to 24% as reported in the past 10 years [ 1 – 4 ]. In China, the most common cause of esophageal perforation is foreign body. Once perforation occurs …

15.02.2019 | Original Article Open Access

Validation of new Japanese classification system for esophageal achalasia

Esophageal achalasia is an esophageal motility disorder of unknown etiology that results in impaired relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and loss of esophageal peristalsis [ 1 ]. Currently, Chicago classification using …

08.02.2019 | Original Article

A feasibility study of mediastinoscopic radical esophagectomy for thoracic esophageal cancer from the viewpoint of the dissected mediastinal lymph nodes validated with thoracoscopic procedure: a prospective clinical trial

Conventional radical esophagectomy through right thoracotomy is one of the most invasive procedures. To reduce the invasiveness of this procedure, esophagectomy via a thoracoscopic or laparoscopic approach has been developed. Currently, a …

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Esophagus, the official journal of the Japan Esophageal Society, introduces practitioners and researchers to significant studies in the fields of benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus. The journal welcomes original articles, review articles, and short articles including technical notes ( How I do it ), which will be peer-reviewed by the editorial board. Letters to the editor are also welcome. Special articles on esophageal diseases will be provided by the editorial board, and proceedings of symposia and workshops will be included in special issues for the Annual Congress of the Society.

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