Carboxyhemoglobin and postsurgical hyperbilirubinemia in patients undergoing esophagectomy

Ryohei Serita, Hiroshi Morisaki, Tomoyuki Satoh, Yasushi Innami, Shizuko Kosugi, Shin Ichi Yamamoto, Yoshihisa Morita, Yoshifumi Kotake, Junzo Takeda

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In summary, although further studies are obviously required, the present results using arterial HbCO level suggest that the early elevation of bilirubin is caused to some extent by production excess, whereas late hyperbilirubinemia is mainly due to its metabolism or excretion retardation in patients undergoing esophagectomy and reconstruction surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-254
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Anesthesia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Carbon monoxide
  • Esophagectomy
  • Heme oxygenase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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