Preoperative Evaluation of the Operative Risk Profile
The primary goal of a preoperative risk analysis is the reduction of perioperative morbidity and mortality. The latter is still ranging up to 10% for esophageal cancer despite all progress in intensive care therapy and the refinement of surgical technique. The morbidity, in particular the incidence of pulmonary complications, is by far higher and amounts to approximately 50%.
KeywordsEsophageal Cancer Professional Nurse Incentive Spirometry Intensive Care Therapy Routine Blood Chemistry
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