Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Chest Surg Clin N Am. 1997 Aug;7(3):587-98; discussion 598-9.

Complications of abdominal right-thoracic (Ivor Lewis) esophagectomy.

Author information

1
Thoracic Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA.

Abstract

Esophageal resection and reconstruction are associated with significant operative and postoperative morbidity and mortality. Careful evaluation of the patient's cardiopulmonary status; proper preparation of the patient with smoking cessation, exercise, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation; assessment of the stage of disease; selection of a suitable operative technique; and meticulous attention to technical details help reduce the incidence of complications and ensure a successful outcome in this technically challenging procedure.

PMID:
9246404
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center