Esophagectomy with cervical anastomosis has a greater need for intervention for dysphagia than intrathoracic anastomosis

Date 29 June 2016
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016 - Abstracts book
Presenter M. Shlomi
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (2): 1-85. 10.1093/annonc/mdw199
Authors M. Shlomi1, Y. Perry2, C. Towe3, L. Argote - Green3, V. Ho3, P. Linden3
  • 1Case Western Reserve Medical School, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, /
  • 2Case University Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, /
  • 3Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, /

Abstract

Minimally invasive techniques for esophagectomy have led to improvement in surgical outcomes. The short and long term function of the conduit and anastomosis is a source of morbidity. We examine the relationship of surgical approach and anastomosis to rate of dysphagia after surgery.