Near-total esophagectomy: the influence of standardized multimodal management and intraoperative fluid restriction.

@article{Neal2003NeartotalET,
  title={Near-total esophagectomy: the influence of standardized multimodal management and intraoperative fluid restriction.},
  author={Joseph M. Neal and Robert T. Wilcox and Hugh W Allen and Donald Edward Low},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={328-34}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Esophagectomy can be associated with high morbidity and mortality. We present our experience managing these patients using a standardized multimodal approach that emphasizes intraoperative fluid restriction and early extubation. METHODS This case series includes 56 consecutive patients over a 2-year period (1999-2000) that underwent near-total esophagectomy at a high-volume center. Surgical approach was determined by patient and tumor characteristics; intraoperative… CONTINUE READING

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