Preoperative Total Parenteral Nutrition in Patients with Cancer of the Esophagus or Stomach
Poor nutritional status is known to have a negative impact on perioperative morbidity and mortality. At the time of hospital admission, up to 80% of cancer patients present with a reduced nutritional status . However, attempts to improve the nutritional situation prior to surgery even by means of preoperative total parenteral nutrition (TPN) often failed . Therefore, the role of preoperative TPN in patients with cancer of the esophagus or stomach is still controversial.
KeywordsNutritional Status Anastomotic Leak Total Parenteral Nutrition Ideal Body Weight Nutritional Risk
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