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Iain G Thomson, Matthew P Wallen, Adrian Hall, Rebekah Ferris, David C Gotley, Andrew P Barbour, Andrew Lee, Janine Thomas, Bernard M Smithers
Neoadjuvant therapy (NAT) for oesophageal cancer may reduce cardiopulmonary function, assessed by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPEX). Impaired cardiopulmonary function is associated with mortality following esophagectomy. We sought to assess the impact of NAT on cardiopulmonary function using CPEX and assessing the clinical relevance of any change in particular if changes were associated with post-operative morbidity. This was a prospective, cohort study of 40 patients in whom CPEX was performed before and after NAT...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
E García, M P Blanco, S Riaño, I González-Mendibil, T Carrascosa, M T Antolín
A description is presented on the management of a patient with an oesophageal neoplasm scheduled for oesophagectomy. Alloantibodies were detected during a blood components reservation procedure, which made it almost impossible to obtain compatible blood. Peri-operative anaemia management or "Patient Blood Management" should be routinely performed in all patients at transfusion risk. This strategy has been considered as one of the actions to bear in mind in fast-track surgery or enhanced recovery after surgery...
March 7, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Jade Brown, Wyn G Lewis, Antonio Foliaki, Geoffrey W B Clark, Guy R J C Blackshaw, David S Y Chan
BACKGROUND: Colonic interposition is a second-line option after oesophagectomy when a gastric neo-oesophagus is not viable. There is no consensus on the optimum anatomical colonic conduit (right or left), or route of placement (posterior mediastinal, retrosternal or subcutaneous). The aim of this review was to determine the optimum site and route of neo-oesophageal conduit after adult oesophagectomy. METHODS: PubMed, MEDLINE, and the Cochrane Library (January 1985 to January 2017) were systematically searched for studies which reported outcomes following colonic interposition in adults...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Constantin Ciuce, Răzvan Scurtu, Cătălin Ciuce, Raluca Apostu, Horea Bocşe, George Dindelegan
Introduction: Neoplastic invasion of the structures of the cervical region originating from a malignant tumour developed in one of the viscera of the throat may benefit from cervical exenteration. Defined as resection of the hypopharynx, cervical oesophagus, larynx and cervical trachea, exenteration has limited indications and is mandatorily accompanied by digestive tube reconstruction. The aim of this article is to highlight the indication, surgical strategy and important surgical stages illustrated by images from personal professional experience...
January 2018: Chirurgia
Heena S Chotai, Guy Finch, Davis Thomas, Gabor Libertiny
Aorto-gastric fistula (AGF) is an uncommon and life threatening complication of oesophagectomy. Usually occurring in the immediate weeks following the procedure at anastomosis lines, this case describes a rare development of an AGF 15 years after an oesophagectomy due to the presence of a benign ulcer. Initially successful endovascular stenting of the thoracic aorta was followed by re-bleed, further stenting but eventually open surgery was required.
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Terri-Ann T Russell, Pranitha Pinnamaraju, Maher Hamish
An aorto-gastric fistula is a catastrophic and rare cause of an upper gastrointestinal bleed. The diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion and expedient management as any delay in each of these component, will be to the detriment of the patient. We report a case of a patient with two episodes of this rare event, with haemodynamic compromise, 15 years after having had a trans-hiatal oesophagectomy for an adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus who presented on both occasions. He had thoracic endo-vascular aortic repair (TEVAR) on both presentations and survived...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
R T van der Kaaij, M V de Rooij, F van Coevorden, F E M Voncken, P Snaebjornsson, H Boot, J W van Sandick
BACKGROUND: Textbook outcome is a multidimensional measure representing an ideal course after oesophagogastric cancer surgery. It comprises ten perioperative quality-of-care parameters and has been developed recently using population-based data. Its association with long-term outcome is unknown. The objectives of this study were to validate the clinical relevance of textbook outcome at a hospital level, and to assess its relation with long-term survival after treatment for oesophagogastric cancer...
February 21, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
Hideki Taniguchi, Toshio Sasaki, Hisae Fujita, Hiroko Kobayashi, Rieko Kawasaki, Takashi Ogata, Haruhiko Cho, Takaki Yoshikawa, Keiko Ushigome, Akemi Tanaka, Osami Takano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) program has been proposed as a postoperative recovery-enhancing strategy. We frequently apply the Modified-ERAS program following oesophagectomy. This study aims to elucidate the impact of goal-directed fluid therapy (GDT) for the perioperative management of oesophageal cancer on the postoperative recovery of patients undergoing oesophagectomy. METHODS: This is an interventional before-after comparative observational study conducted at Kanagawa Cancer Centre, Japan...
February 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
Hai-Xiang Yu, Chun-Shan Han, Jin-Ru Xue, Zhi-Feng Han, Hua Xin
Esophageal hiatal hernia involves abnormal abdominal entry into thoracic cavity. It is classified based on orientation between esophageal junction and diaphragm. Sliding hiatal hernia (Type-I) comprises the most frequent category, emanating from right crus of diaphragm. Type-II esophageal hernia engages both left and right muscular crura. Type-III and IV additionally include the left crus. Age and increased body mass index are key risk factors, and congenital skeletal aberrations trigger pathogenesis through intestinal malrotations...
April 2018: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
M Varagunam, R Hardwick, S Riley, G Chadwick, D A Cromwell, O Groene
AIM: The centralisation of oesophago-gastric (O-G) cancer services in England was recommended in 2001, partly because of evidence for a volume-outcome effect for patients having surgery. This study investigated the changes in surgical services for O-G cancer and postoperative mortality since centralisation. METHODS: Patients with O-G cancer who had an oesophageal or gastric resection between April 2003 and March 2014 were identified in the national Hospital Episodes Statistics database...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
J A H Gooszen, L Goense, S S Gisbertz, J P Ruurda, R van Hillegersberg, M I van Berge Henegouwen
BACKGROUND: Studies comparing the anastomotic leak rate in patients with an intrathoracic versus a cervical anastomosis after oesophagectomy are equivocal. The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcome after oesophagectomy in patients with an intrathoracic or cervical anastomosis, and to identify predictors of anastomotic leakage in a nationwide audit. METHODS: Between January 2011 and December 2015, all consecutive patients who underwent oesophagectomy for cancer were identified from the Dutch Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Audit...
February 7, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
Tomoyuki Irino, Saga Persson, Lars Lundell, Magnus Nilsson, Jon A Tsai, Ioannis Rouvelas
BACKGROUND: Tubularized stomach is a common substitute used after oesophageal resection. The risk for gastric conduit ischemia, as well as the mechanisms and dynamics for the occurrence of deficient tissue perfusion during the critical construction of a gastric tube, is poorly understood. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients that underwent oesophagectomy were studied with transmural pulse oximetry of different parts of the stomach, and at predefined preparatory steps during the construction of the gastric conduit...
February 7, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Bo Jan Noordman, Bas P L Wijnhoven, Sjoerd M Lagarde, Jurjen J Boonstra, Peter Paul L O Coene, Jan Willem T Dekker, Michael Doukas, Ate van der Gaast, Joos Heisterkamp, Ewout A Kouwenhoven, Grard A P Nieuwenhuijzen, Jean-Pierre E N Pierie, Camiel Rosman, Johanna W van Sandick, Maurice J C van der Sangen, Meindert N Sosef, Manon C W Spaander, Roelf Valkema, Edwin S van der Zaag, Ewout W Steyerberg, J Jan B van Lanschot
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) plus surgery is a standard treatment for locally advanced oesophageal cancer. With this treatment, 29% of patients have a pathologically complete response in the resection specimen. This provides the rationale for investigating an active surveillance approach. The aim of this study is to assess the (cost-)effectiveness of active surveillance vs. standard oesophagectomy after nCRT for oesophageal cancer. METHODS: This is a phase-III multi-centre, stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial...
February 6, 2018: BMC Cancer
J H Kauppila, A Johar, J A Gossage, A R Davies, J Zylstra, J Lagergren, P Lagergren
BACKGROUND: Transhiatal and transthoracic oesophagectomy in patients with oesophageal cancer have similar survival rates. Whether these approaches differ in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is uncertain and was examined in this study. METHODS: Patients undergoing transhiatal or transthoracic surgery for lower-third oesophageal or gastro-oesophageal junctional cancer between 2011 and 2015 were selected from an institutional database. HRQoL outcomes were measured at 6 and 12 months after surgery using validated written questionnaires (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer QLQ-C30 and QLQ-OG25)...
February 2018: British Journal of Surgery
C Appelgrein, G Hosgood
OBJECTIVE: To describe a modified rib pivot thoracotomy and its clinical application in client-owned dogs and cats. STUDY DESIGN: Case series of 24 dogs and 1 cat requiring a thoracotomy. METHODS: A lateral thoracic incision over the required thoracic segment was made. The latissimus dorsi muscle was reflected dorsally. The predetermined rib was identified and the periosteum overlying the rib was elevated circumferentially, avoiding the intercostal neurovascular structures...
January 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
Katie Benton, Iain Thomson, Elisabeth Isenring, B Mark Smithers, Ekta Agarwal
PURPOSE: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols have been effectively expanded to various surgical specialities including oesophagectomy. Despite nutrition being a key component, actual nutrition outcomes and specific guidelines are lacking. This cohort comparison study aims to compare nutritional status and adherence during implementation of a standardised post-operative nutritional support protocol, as part of ERAS, compared to those who received usual care. METHODS: Two groups of patients undergoing resection of oesophageal cancer were studied...
January 24, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
C E Munro, Gfw Stamp, A W Phillips, S M Griffin
The use of endoluminal stents to treat anastomotic leaks post oesophagogastric resection remains controversial. While some advocate stents to expedite recovery, others advise caution due to the risk of major morbidity and mortality. We describe a case of anastomotic leak following total gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma treated with a self-expanding metallic stent. Complications with the initial stent were treated with a further stent, which compromised the function of the oesophagus and eroded into the aorta, necessitating a colonic reconstruction and endovascular aortic stenting...
January 24, 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
L R van der Werf, J L Dikken, E M van der Willik, M I van Berge Henegouwen, G A P Nieuwenhuijzen, B P L Wijnhoven
INTRODUCTION: The optimal time between end of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) and oesophagectomy is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the association between this interval and pathologic complete response rate (pCR), morbidity and 30-day/in-hospital mortality. METHODS: Patients with oesophageal cancer treated with nCRT and surgery between 2011 and 2016 were selected from a national database: the Dutch Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Audit (DUCA). The interval between end of nCRT and surgery was divided into six periods: 0-5 weeks (n = 157;A), 6-7 weeks (n = 878;B), 8-9 weeks (n = 972;C), 10-12 weeks (n = 720;D), 13-14 weeks (n = 195;E) and 15 or more weeks (n = 180;F)...
March 2018: European Journal of Cancer
Vaibhav Kumar Varshney, Subhash Chandra Soni, Manju Kumari, Pawan Kumar Garg, Ashok Puranik
Achalasia cardia is an oesophageal motility disorder characterised by aperistalsis and failure of relaxation of the lower oesophageal sphincter. The management is predominantly palliative with focus on addressing the sphincter that involves either pneumatic dilatation or Heller myotomy which relieves dysphagia in the majority of the cases. End-stage achalasia (ESA) is characterised by failed myotomy, massively dilated and tortuous oesophagus with nutritional deterioration due to progressive dysphagia and vomiting...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Joonas H Kauppila, Karl Wahlin, Jesper Lagergren
It is unclear whether gastrectomy or oesophagectomy offer better outcomes for gastro-oesophageal junction (GOJ) cancer. A total of 240 patients undergoing total gastrectomy (n = 85) or oesophagectomy (n = 155) for Siewert II-III GOJ adenocarcinoma were identified from a Swedish prospective population-based nationwide cohort. The surgical approaches were compared in relation to non-radical resection margins (main outcome) using multivariable logistic regression, providing odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs), mean number of removed lymph nodes with standard deviation (SD) using ANCOVA, assessing mean differences and 95% CIs, and 5-year mortality using Cox regression estimating hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% CIs...
December 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
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