Does the site of anastomosis for esophagectomy affect long-term quality of life?

@article{Wormald2016DoesTS,
  title={Does the site of anastomosis for esophagectomy affect long-term quality of life?},
  author={Justin Conrad Rosen Wormald and John Hughes Bennett and Marc Van Leuven and Michael Philip Nelson Lewis},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2016},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={93-8}
}
Long-term survival after esophagectomy is improving, and hence, quality of life (QOL) of these patients has become a priority. There has been extensive debate regarding the optimal site of surgical anastomosis (cervical or intrathoracic). We aimed to evaluate the impact of anastomotic site on long-term QOL postesophagectomy. Quality of life questionnaires (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer [EORTC] C-30 and OG-25) were sent to patients surviving over 3 years following… CONTINUE READING