Functional syndromes and symptom-orientated aftercare after esophagectomy
Kristjan Ukegjini, Diana Vetter, Rebecca Fehr, Valerian Dirr, Christoph Gubler & Christian A Gutschow
Post-esophagectomy syndromes include various conditions such as dysphagia, reflux, delayed gastric emptying, dumping syndrome, weight loss, and chronic diarrhea. Clinical pictures and individual expressions are highly variable and may be extremely distressing for those affected. Therefore, in addition to a mostly well-coordinated oncological follow-up, we strongly emphasize the need for regular monitoring of physical well-being and gastrointestinal function. The prerequisite for an effective functional aftercare covering the whole spectrum of postoperative syndromes is a comprehensive knowledge of the pathophysiological background. As functional conditions often require a complex diagnostic workup and long-term therapy, close interdisciplinary cooperation with radiologists, gastroenterologists, oncologists, and specialized nutritional counseling is imperative for successful management.
|citation||Ukegjini K, Vetter D, Fehr R, Dirr V, Gubler C, Gutschow C A. Functional syndromes and symptom-orientated aftercare after esophagectomy. Langenbecks Arch Surg 2021;.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||25-05-2021|
|journal title||Langenbecks Arch Surg|