Laparoscopic-assisted percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement in the initial management of resectable esophageal and gastroesophageal junction carcinoma.

@article{Joseph2010LaparoscopicassistedPG,
  title={Laparoscopic-assisted percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement in the initial management of resectable esophageal and gastroesophageal junction carcinoma.},
  author={Mark Joseph and Michael Owen Meyers},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2010},
  volume={211 4},
  pages={e21-4}
}
T U l m s a i m a f c w alnutrition and weight loss secondary to dysphagia are ommon presenting symptoms in patients with resectable sophageal and gastroesophageal (GE) junction cancers. pwards of 80% of patients with esophageal cancer may be alnourished. Many of these patients will subsequently ndergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy or chemoradiotherpy, both of which may intensify the malnutrition caused y the inability to eat and may lead to treatment delays. espite nutritional supplementation, some… CONTINUE READING
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