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Alimentary satisfaction, gastrointestinal symptoms, and quality of life 10 or more years after esophagectomy with gastric pull-up

Saturday, February 15, 2014

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


CL Greene, SR DeMeester, SG Worrell, DS Oh, JA Hagen, TR DeMeester
Pts surviving esophagectomy longer than 10 years were queried as to QOL. Alimentary comfort rating was 9 out of 10. 33% experienced diarrhea, dumping, or regurgitation. 15% had aspiration requiring hospital care. Mean weight loss was 26 lbs. Median GI QOL score was 2.9 out of 4.

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