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.
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