Transcervical Gastric Tube Drainage Facilitates Patient Mobility and Reduces the Risk of Pulmonary Complications After Esophagectomy

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Standard nasogastric decompression following esophagectomy is associated with reduced patient comfort and mobility and impaired hypopharyngeal function—predisposing the patient to sinusitis, pharyngitis, and the risk of aspiration. In this study, we evaluate the results of the transcervical gastric tube drainage in the setting of esophagectomy… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11605-008-0541-8

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@article{Schuchert2008TranscervicalGT, title={Transcervical Gastric Tube Drainage Facilitates Patient Mobility and Reduces the Risk of Pulmonary Complications After Esophagectomy}, author={Matthew J. Schuchert and Brian L. Pettiford and Joshua P. Landreneau and Jonathon Waxman and Arman Kilic and Ricardo Cley Silvestre Santos and Michael Sean Kent and Amgad El-Sherif and Ghulam Abbas and James D. Luketich and Rodney J. Landreneau}, journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery}, year={2008}, volume={12}, pages={1479-1484} }