Outcomes and health-related quality of life after esophagectomy for high-grade dysplasia and intramucosal cancer.

@article{Moraca2006OutcomesAH,
  title={Outcomes and health-related quality of life after esophagectomy for high-grade dysplasia and intramucosal cancer.},
  author={Robert J. Moraca and Donald Edward Low},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={141 6},
  pages={545-9; discussion 549-51}
}
HYPOTHESIS The reported morbidity and mortality associated with esophagectomy for high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and intramucosal cancer (IMC) have led asymptomatic patients to consider less invasive and possibly less effective treatments. This study provides a critical assessment of outcomes and health-related quality of life (HRQL) after esophagectomy for HGD and IMC. DESIGN Cohort analytic study. SETTING Section of thoracic surgery at a tertiary referral center. PATIENTS All patients who… CONTINUE READING
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