Postoperative complications after esophagectomy for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus are related to timing of death due to recurrence.

BACKGROUND Esophagectomy is frequently accompanied by substantial complications with secondary disturbance of the immune system. After esophagectomy for adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus and/or gastroesophageal junction, the majority of patients develops an early recurrence and dies within 2 years. The aim of this study was to determine the relevance… CONTINUE READING