Transmediastinal Esophagectomy: Comparison of Cardiopulmonary Performance After Anterior Versus Posterior Reconstruction

  • H. Bartels
  • S. Thorban
  • J. R. Siewert
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Cardiopulmonary complications remain one of the leading factors in postoperative morbidity and mortality following esophagectomy. To reduce these complications, new surgical methods like limited transmediastinal resection [1], endodissection of the esophagus [2] or transthoracic resection with delayed reconstruction have been evaluated [3].


Cardiac Index Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Gastric Tube Stroke Volume Index Posterior Mediastinum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Bartels
  • S. Thorban
  • J. R. Siewert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Klinikum rechts der IsarTechnical University MunichMünchen 80Germany

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