Comparative morbidity and mortality from cervical or thoracic esophageal anastomoses.

@article{Shah2013ComparativeMA,
  title={Comparative morbidity and mortality from cervical or thoracic esophageal anastomoses.},
  author={Dhruvil R. Shah and Steve R. Martinez and Robert J Canter and Anthony D Yang and Richard Bold and Vijay P. Khatri},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={108 7},
  pages={
          472-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND In the modern era of esophagectomy, we hypothesized that perioperative morbidity and mortality from cervical or thoracic sites of anastomoses would not be different. METHODS We used the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database to identify patients who underwent esophagectomy for lower esophageal or gastroesophageal (GE) junction malignancies from 2005 to 2010. Patients were categorized as having either a cervical or thoracic anastomosis… CONTINUE READING

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