Predictive factors for anastomotic leakage in the neck after retrosternal reconstruction for esophageal cancer.

@article{Kunisaki2008PredictiveFF,
  title={Predictive factors for anastomotic leakage in the neck after retrosternal reconstruction for esophageal cancer.},
  author={Chikara Kunisaki and H. Makino and Hirotoshi Akiyama and Masato Nomura and Yuichi Otsuka and Hidetaka Andrew Ono and Takashi Kosaka and Yasuyuki Kojima and Ryo Takagawa and Hiroshi Shimada},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={55 81},
  pages={98-102}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Anastomotic leakage after transthoracic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer can induce life-threatening morbidity. This study investigated the predictive factors for anastomotic leakage in the neck after retrosternal reconstruction. METHODOLOGY A total of 129 esophageal carcinoma patients undergoing transthoracic esophagectomy and… CONTINUE READING