Do alterations in plasma albumin and prealbumin after minimally invasive esophagectomy for squamous cell carcinoma influence the incidence of cervical anastomotic leak?


Anastomotic leak (AL) remains a challenging and bothersome complication of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE). In this retrospective study, we measured the perioperative albumin (ALB) and prealbumin (PA) of patients who underwent MIE, and investigated the relationship between the occurrence of AL and the altering levels of ALB/PA. Sixty patients… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-015-4705-9


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