The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Staging of Patients with Esophageal Cancer

This clinical practice guideline reviews the diagnosis and staging of esophageal cancer in adult patients. Procedures including flexible endoscopy with biopsy, CT, PET, endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and laparoscopy are discussed. Outcomes of interest include sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of diagnostic procedures.