Esophageal Diseases

Research Topics

Multimodal treatment of esophageal cancer.
Staging and treatment of early esophageal cancer.
Mininvasive and robotic esophagectomy.
mHealth applied to esophageal cancer survivors.
Computational model for the simulation of functional esophageal disorders.
Evolutive behaviour of achalasia.
Treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux diseases.
Bioartificial esophagus.


Valmasoni M, Pierobon ES, Zanchettin G, Briscolini D, Moletta L, Ruol A, Salvador R, Merigliano S. Cervical Esophageal Cancer Treatment Strategies: A Cohort Study Appraising the Debated Role of Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Jul 9. doi: 10.1245/s10434-018-6648-6. PubMed PMID: 29987601.

Salvador R, Voltarel G, Savarino E, Capovilla G, Pesenti E, Perazzolo A, Nicoletti L, Costantini A, Merigliano S, Costantini M. The natural history of achalasia: Evidence of a continuum-"The evolutive pattern theory". Dig Liver Dis. 2018 Apr;50(4):342-347. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2017.11.012. Epub 2017 Nov 26. PubMed PMID: 29208549.

Frigo A, Costantini M, Fontanella CG, Salvador R, Merigliano S, Carniel EL

Procedure for the Automatic Analysis of High-Resolution Manometry Data to Support the Clinical Diagnosis of Esophageal Motility Disorders. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2018 Jul;65(7):1476-1485. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2017.2758441. Epub 2017 Oct 2. PubMed PMID: 28976308.

Salvador R, Savarino E, Pesenti E, Spadotto L, Voltarel G, Capovilla G, Cavallin F, Nicoletti L, Valmasoni M, Ruol A, Merigliano S, Costantini M. Effects of laparoscopic myotomy on the esophageal motility pattern of esophageal achalasia as measured by high-resolution manometry. Surg Endosc. 2017 Sep;31(9):3510-3518. doi: 10.1007/s00464-016-5377-9. Epub 2016 Dec 30. PubMed PMID: 28039638.

Valmasoni M, Pierobon ES, De Pasqual CA, Zanchettin G, Moletta L, Salvador R, Costantini M, Ruol A, Merigliano S. Esophageal Cancer Surgery for Patients with Concomitant Liver Cirrhosis: A Single-Center Matched-Cohort Study. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Mar;24(3):763-769. doi: 10.1245/s10434-016-5610-8. Epub 2016 Oct 4. PubMed PMID: 27704371.

People involved:

Stefano Merigliano, Full Professor - University of Padova

Group members:

Mario Costantini, Assistant Medical Director - Azienda Ospedaliera of Padova
Michele Valmasoni, PhD, Assistant Medical Director - Azienda Ospedaliera of Padova
Renato Salvador, Assistant Medical Director - Azienda Ospedaliera of Padova
Elisa Sefora Pierobon, PhD, Ospedale of Treviso
Gianpietro Zanchettin, PhD, Ospedale S. Antonio Padova
Lucia Moletta, Research, Research Fellow – University of Padova
Luca Provenzano, Resident General Surgery Program - University of Padova