The Immunological Changes After Operation for Esophageal Cancer and the Effect of Lentinan
It has generally accepted that surgical intervention produces immunodeficiency [1, 2]. Malnutrition is also immunosuppressive . So, in the patient with esophageal cancer, with the presence of preoperative starvation, the host defense mechanism is markedly suppressed by operations which involve intraabdominal and intrathoracic procedures.
KeywordsNatural Killer Esophageal Cancer Natural Killer Activity Immunological Change Blood Leukocyte Count
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