Functional disorders and quality of life after esophagectomy and gastric tube reconstruction for cancer.

@article{Poghosyan2011FunctionalDA,
  title={Functional disorders and quality of life after esophagectomy and gastric tube reconstruction for cancer.},
  author={Tigran Poghosyan and S{\'e}bastien Gaujoux and Mirc{\'e}a Chirica and Nicolas Munoz-Bongrand and Emile Sarfati and Pierre Cattan},
  journal={Journal of visceral surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={148 5},
  pages={e327-35}
}
Functional disorders such as delayed gastric emptying, dumping syndrome or duodeno-gastro-esophageal reflux occur in half of the patients who undergo esophagectomy and gastric tube reconstruction for cancer. The potential role for pyloroplasty in the prevention of functional disorders is still debated. Antireflux fundoplication during esophagectomy can apparently reduce the reflux but at the cost of increasing the complexity of the operation; it is not widely used. The treatment of functional… CONTINUE READING

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