ASO Author Reflections: The Negative Impact of Postoperative Complications on Long-Term Outcomes After Esophagectomy: The Influence of Neoadjuvant Therapy and Future Perspectives

  • Masashi Takeuchi
  • Hirofumi KawakuboEmail author
  • Yuko Kitagawa
ASO Author Reflections



Masashi Takeuchi, Hirofumi Kawakubo, and Yuko Kitagawa have no conflicts of interest to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masashi Takeuchi
    • 1
  • Hirofumi Kawakubo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yuko Kitagawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryKeio University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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