Chylothorax after esophagectomy for cancer: impact of the surgical approach and neoadjuvant treatment: systematic review and institutional analysis

@article{Kranzfelder2013ChylothoraxAE,
  title={Chylothorax after esophagectomy for cancer: impact of the surgical approach and neoadjuvant treatment: systematic review and institutional analysis},
  author={Michael Kranzfelder and Ralf Gertler and Alexander Hapfelmeier and Helmut Friess and Markus Feith},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={3530-3538}
}
Esophagectomy is a challenging operation with considerable potential for postoperative complications, including chylothorax. Because no randomized controlled trial or metaanalysis is available to clarify the incidence of chylothorax in esophageal cancer surgery, the authors analyzed their own institutional data for 1,856 patients and performed a systematic review using the MEDLINE database (9,794 patients) to identify risk factors, compare success rates of therapeutic approaches, and… CONTINUE READING