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Anesthesiol Clin. 2012 Dec;30(4):731-47. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2012.08.005. Epub 2012 Sep 12.

Anesthetic management for esophageal resection.

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  • 1TCV Surgical ICU, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0710, USA.

Abstract

Surgical resection remains a standard treatment option for localized esophageal cancer. Surgical approaches to esophagectomy include transhiatal and transthoracic techniques as well as minimally invasive techniques that have been developed to reduce the morbidities associated with laparotomy and thoracotomy incisions. The perioperative mortality for esophagectomy remains high with cardiopulmonary and anastomotic complications as the most frequent and serious morbidities. This article reviews the management of patients presenting for esophagectomy, with a focus on evidence-based anesthetic and perioperative approaches for improving outcomes.

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