Pulmonary Function During Exercise Before and After Radical Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer
For radical esophagectomy, branches of the vagus nerve, the posterior plexus, and the bronchial artery often resected to complete lymph node dissection. These injuries can be a cause of late postoperative pulmonary complications. However, spirometory shows minimal differences between patients with and without such injuries. To clarify the relationship between such injuries and late pulmonary complications, we did exercise tests before esophagectomies and again in the late postoperative stage.
KeywordsEsophageal Cancer Vital Capacity Maximum Exercise Forced Expiratory Volume Bronchial Artery
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