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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
Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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.