Published in Cancer Weekly, August 10th, 2004
"Esophageal reconstruction after salvage esophagectomy in patients who have undergone curative-in tent chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer is associated with a significant risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality," scientists in Japan explained. "In particular, anastomotic leakage can cause severe and potentially fatal complications, including mediastinitis and pneumonia."
In a recent study, M. Sakuraba and colleagues at the National Cancer Center Hospital East in Chiba "performed esophageal reconstruction with a pedicled right colon...
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