Postesophagectomy morbidity, mortality, and length of hospital stay after preoperative chemoradiation therapy.

@article{Doty2002PostesophagectomyMM,
  title={Postesophagectomy morbidity, mortality, and length of hospital stay after preoperative chemoradiation therapy.},
  author={John R. Doty and Jorge D Salazar and Arlene A. Forastiere and Elisabeth Heath and Lawrence Kleinberg and Richard F. Heitmiller},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={227-31; discussion 231}
}
BACKGROUND Data suggest that preoperative chemoradiation improves survival in patients with stage II and III esophageal tumors. Whether preoperative therapy increases postesophagectomy morbidity and mortality has not been determined. This study evaluates our postoperative results after chemoradiation therapy. METHODS From 1989 through 1998, 120 consecutive patients underwent chemoradiation therapy followed by esophagectomy at our institution. The medical records for these patients were… CONTINUE READING

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