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Long-Term Quality of Life and Alimentary Satisfaction After Esophagectomy With Colon Interposition

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Christina L. Greene, Steven R. DeMeester, Florian Augustin, Stephanie G. Worrell, Daniel S. Oh, Jeffrey A. Hagen, Tom R. DeMeester

Long-term QOL outcomes were assessed in a single institution cohort of 63 patients undergoing colon interposition after esophagectomy.  48% of pts had a vagal sparing operation, and resection was performed for cancer in the majority of the pts.  Followup median was 13 yrs.  Mean SF36 scores were above the published average and GI QOL was 3 out of 4.  84% or more of pts were free of dysphagia, heartburn, and regurgitation.   40% had early satiety.  7 pts required reoperation for redundancy. 

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