Simultaneous esophago-gastrectomy with colonic interposition as a method of surgical treatment of gastroesophageal cancer with high involvement of the esophagus
In the current oncological practice surgical treatment of gastroesophageal cancer with high involvement of the esophagus can extend to total esophago-gastrectomy with colonic in- teiposition as the main method of radical treatment. However the technical complexity and high risk of the intervention are factors in determining the divergent views on the operation itself, testimony for the criteria of patient's selection, choice of surgical access and the formation of a colonic graft in conjunc-tion with method of esophageal reconstruction. The long-term results of operative intervention depend primarily on the extent of tumor process but obviously higher than after conservative treatment. This article presents a brief critical overview of the main aspects of the simultaneous application of esophago- gastrectomy in surgery of gastroesophageal cancer with high esophageal involvement and our clinical case of successful surgical treatment of a woman with pregnancy-associated gastroesophageal cancer.