Preoperative enteral access is not necessary prior to multimodality treatment of esophageal cancer.


BACKGROUND Surgical enteral access prior to multimodality treatment for esophageal cancer is controversial as dysphagia is often used for feeding tube referral. We hypothesized that enteral access before neoadjuvant chemoradiation for esophageal cancer provides no benefit compared to that placed during definitive esophagectomy. METHODS Patients undergoing… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2017.09.046