Risk Factors of Pulmonary Complications Following Esophagectomy in Carcinoma of the Esophagus: Results of the Prospective Study Conducted by the OESO Group
Surgical resection of cancer of the esophagus is associated with a high complication rate: mainly leakage of the anastomotic site and pulmonary complications. Mortality following postoperative pulmonary complication ranges from 15% to 68% [1, 2]. This study was designed to identify significant risk factors of pulmonary complications, which could help to reduce their rate and decrease the operative mortality.
KeywordsChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic Bronchitis Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Pulmonary Complication Preoperative Radiotherapy
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