esophagectomy


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esophagectomy

 [ĕ-sof″ah-jek´to-me]
excision of a portion of the esophagus.

e·soph·a·gec·to·my

(ĕ-sof'ă-jek'tŏ-mē),
Excision of all or any part of the esophagus.
[esophagus + G. ektomē, excision]

esophagectomy

(ĭ-sŏf′ə-jĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical excision of all or a part of the esophagus.

esophagectomy

[esof′əjek′təmē]
Etymology: Gk, oisophagos + ektomē, excision
a surgical procedure in which all or part of the esophagus is removed, as may be required to treat severe recurrent bleeding, esophageal varices, or esophageal cancer. Also spelled oesophagectomy.
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Esophagectomy with colon interposition

esophagectomy

Surgery Resection of part of the esophagus, which may require that the tissue be replaced by a segment of large intestine Indications CA, corrosive injury

e·soph·a·gec·to·my

(ĕ-sof-ă-jek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of any part of the esophagus.
Synonym(s): oesophagectomy.
[esophagus + G. ektomē, excision]

esophagectomy

excision of a portion of the esophagus.
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Compared to 1-star hospitals, risk-adjusted mortality was much lower at 3-star hospitals for esophagectomy (6.
704 more quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) and cost $25,609 less than the strategy of surveillance without RFA followed by esophagectomy upon disease progression to cancer, assuming a 1% disease progression rate.
Benign stricture formation at the cervical anastomosis after transhiatal esophagectomy with gastric pull-up is a common complication that greatly affects swallowing and quality of life.
3) Yet another that the risk of postoperative and pulmonary complications increased if a nurse cared for more than two intensive care esophagectomy patients at night.
A 55-year-old man with moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma of the esophagus underwent transhiatal esophagectomy with gastric pull-up.
The surgery consisted of a complete esophagectomy, ascending colon interposition, and an ileotraverse colostomy.
Chances of surviving common high-risk elective procedures like coronary angioplasty, coronary artery bypass graft, carotid endarterectomy, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and esophagectomy improve enormously when the operation takes place at a hospital where such complex surgeries are performed regularly and often.
A relatively new form of esophagectomy developed by Mayo Clinic physicians using the throat as well as small incisions to perform the procedure was recently documented in a paper published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery .
A recently published study found that increasing age independently impacted outcome following esophagectomy, particularly mortality and discharge disposition, and patients who are at least 80 years of age considering esophagectomy should be recognized as a high-risk cohort (1).
Ethicon is holding a 2-day resident and fellows training course in June focused on Surgery for Stage 3 Lung Cancer, Complications of VATS Lobectomy and Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy, complete with an interactive faculty-led hands-on Tissue Lab.