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Prognostic Impact of Postoperative Complications following Salvage Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer after Definitive Chemoradiotherapy.

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Summary of "Prognostic Impact of Postoperative Complications following Salvage Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer after Definitive Chemoradiotherapy."

Recent studies have reported that the occurrence of postoperative complications after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer has a negative impact on long-term survival. Although salvage esophagectomy is associated with higher rates of morbidity and mortality, the impact of postoperative complications on long-term survival following salvage esophagectomy has not been fully investigated.

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Name: Oncology
ISSN: 1423-0232
Pages: 1-9

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.

An alternative to amputation in patients with neoplasms, ischemia, fractures, and other limb-threatening conditions. Generally, sophisticated surgical procedures such as vascular surgery and reconstruction are used to salvage diseased limbs.

A therapeutic approach, involving chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery, after initial regimens have failed to lead to improvement in a patient's condition. Salvage therapy is most often used for neoplastic diseases.

Complications that affect patients during surgery. They may or may not be associated with the disease for which the surgery is done, or within the same surgical procedure.

Persistent detrimental effects from treatment for a condition. Included are effects from surgery such as POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS, and from DRUG THERAPY, such as CHEMICALLY INDUCED DISORDERS, or other THERAPEUTICS. Failure to attain a desired outcome from treatment for the condition is not considered an adverse effect.

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