Perioperative Rehabilitation for Patients with Esophageal Cancer

Chikako Hirose, Hiroya Takeuchi, Aiko Ishikawa, Hirofumi Kawakubo, Tetsuya Tsuji, Yuko Kitagawa

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Transthoracic esophagectomy for patients with esophageal cancer is one of the most invasive of all gastrointestinal surgery. Postoperative management and surgical techniques are improved. However, many patients are more elderly or suffering from comorbid diseases or in malnutrition status. In order to prevent for postoperative complications after esophagectomy, especially for respiratory complication and swallowing dysfunction, adequate rehabilitation approaches are necessary depending on the various conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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