Perioperative and Postoperative Management

  • Jens Scholz
  • Peter H. Tonner
  • Georg von Knobelsdorff


Developments in surgical as well as anesthetic management have meant that the morbidity and the mortality of esophageal surgery have substantially reduced during the last decade. Modern anesthetic management allows targeted risk stratification, especially of cardiac and pulmonary risk factors, thus providing a rationale for intraoperative monitoring and choice of anesthetic technique as well as postoperative pain and intensive care therapy. It is essential for the attending anesthesiologist to understand the underlying principles of the pathophysiology and surgery of esophageal diseases and to cooperate closely with the surgeon in order to provide the best care possible for the patient.


Malignant Hyperthermia Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Malignant Hyperthermia Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Scholz
    • 1
  • Peter H. Tonner
    • 2
  • Georg von Knobelsdorff
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesiology and Operative MedicineUniversity Hospital Schleswig-HolsteinKielGermany
  2. 2.Department of AnaesthesiologyHerzzentrum BremenBremenGermany
  3. 3.Department of AnaesthesiologySt. Bernward KrankenhausHildesheimGermany

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