Functional outcome after Ivor Lewis esophagectomy for cancer.

  title={Functional outcome after Ivor Lewis esophagectomy for cancer.},
  author={Annelies Deldycke and Elke Van Daele and Wim P Ceelen and Yves van Nieuwenhove and Piet Pattyn},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  volume={113 1},
BACKGROUND Little is known on functional outcome after Ivor Lewis esophagectomy (ILE) with intrathoracic anastomosis. METHODS Patients who underwent ILE were identified from a prospective database. Clinicopathological data were retrieved and compared with functional outcome data based on patient self-assessment by a standard questionnaire. Predictive factors for selected functional complaints were identified with logistic regression analyses. RESULTS Three hundred and twenty-two patients… CONTINUE READING