Nasogastric tube utilization after esophagectomy: an unnecessary gesture?

  title={Nasogastric tube utilization after esophagectomy: an unnecessary gesture?},
  author={M. Men{\'e}ndez-Jim{\'e}nez and M. Bruna-Esteban and F. Mingol and J. Vaqu{\'e} and D. Herv{\'a}s and E. {\'A}lvarez-Sarrado and M. Navasquillo-Tamarit and L. Hurtado-Pardo and E. Garc{\'i}a-Granero},
  journal={Cirugia espanola},
  • M. Menéndez-Jiménez, M. Bruna-Esteban, +6 authors E. García-Granero
  • Published 2020
  • Medicine
  • Cirugia espanola
  • INTRODUCTION Nasogastric decompressive tube utilization has been accepted as one of the basic perioperative care measures after esophageal resection surgery. However, with the development of multimodal rehabilitation programs and without clear evidence to support their use, the systematic indication of this measure may be controversial. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective, descriptive and comparative study of patients who had undergone Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy in our center -from January 2015… CONTINUE READING