Complications of esophagectomy.

Esophagectomy remains the gold standard curative therapy for the treatment of esophageal cancer. Despite 125 years of evolution, esophagectomy remains a demanding procedure associated with a 5% to 10% mortality and a 50% morbidity rate. Knowledge of the multitude of techniques possible for performing this complex procedure, as well as the host of associated complications, is vital for the practitioner aspiring to treat this challenging disease.
AuthorsDaniel Raymond
JournalThe Surgical clinics of North America (Surg Clin North Am) Vol. 92 Issue 5 Pg. 1299-313 (Oct 2012) ISSN: 1558-3171 [Electronic] United States
PMID23026283 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Review)
CopyrightCopyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Anastomotic Leak (epidemiology, etiology, prevention & control)
  • Cardiovascular Diseases (epidemiology, etiology, prevention & control)
  • Esophageal Neoplasms (surgery)
  • Esophagectomy (mortality)
  • Esophagus (blood supply, surgery)
  • Hernia, Diaphragmatic (epidemiology, etiology, prevention & control)
  • Humans
  • Ischemia (epidemiology, etiology, prevention & control)
  • Laryngeal Nerve Injuries (epidemiology, etiology, prevention & control)
  • Lung Diseases (epidemiology, etiology, prevention & control)
  • Postoperative Complications (epidemiology, etiology, prevention & control)

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