The clinicopathologic characteristics and prognostic factors of gastroesophageal junction tumors according to Siewert classification

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Ustaalioglu B. B. O., Tilki M., Sumelioglu A., Bilici A., GÖNEN C., Ustaalioglu R., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.33, no.1, pp.19-25, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: The treatment of gastroesophageal junction tumors remains controversial due to confusion on whether they should be considered as primary esophageal or as gastric tumors. The incidence of these tumors with poor prognosis has increased, thus creating scientific interest on gastroesophageal cancers. Esophagogastric cancers are classified according to their location by Siewert, and the treatment of each type varies. We evaluated the prognostic factors and differences in clinicopathologic factors of patients with gastroesophageal junction tumor, who have been treated and followed-up in our clinics.