Esophageal Stump Washout
Esophageal Cancer - Cancer of the Gastro-esophageal Junction
Conditions: official terms
Esophageal Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
esophagus, gastro-esophegeal junction, cancer, tumor seeding, free viable tumor cells, surgery, intraluminal tumor cells, stump washout
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 2
Study Design
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: Esophageal Stump Washout
Type: Procedure
Overall Status
Intraluminally shed viable tumor cells might contribute to local recurrence in cancer of the esophagus and the cardia. The aim of the the study was to establish a method of mechanical lavage of the remaining part of the esophagus and, hence, to reduce the intraluminal cancer cells before doing the esophageal anastomosis.
Detailed Description
See study protocol!
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 95 Years
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- histologically confirmed cancer of gastro-esophageal junction with indication for surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

- missing informed consent
Kantonsspital Baselland, Liestal
Liestal, Basel-Land, Switzerland
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Christoph A Maurer, MD - +41 61 925 21 50 -
Start Date
May 2004
Completion Date
December 2013
Kantonsspital Liestal
Kantonsspital Liestal
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