Tamaki, Y. et al., “Efficacy of Intraoperative Radiotherapy Targeted to the Abdominal Lymph Node Area in Patients with Esophageal Carcinoma.” (2012)

Treatment Use

Electron IORT

Cancer Indication


Number of Patients



Both univariate and multivariate analysis revealed the survival rate was significantly higher in patients that received IORT than in those that did not (p = 0.026). There were no perioperative complications attributed to IORT. IORT for esophageal carcinoma will likely be effective for patients with a primary lesion in the lower thoracic or abdominal esophagus, or with a long lesion.

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