Diagnosis, assessment, and management of surgical complications following esophagectomy

Peter P. Grimminger, Lucas Goense, Ines Gockel, Damien Bergeat, Nicolas Bertheuil, Servarayan M. Chandramohan, Ke neng Chen, Seung hon Chon, Collet Denis, Khean lee Goh, Caroline Gronnier, Jun feng Liu, Bernard Meunier, Phillippe Nafteux, Enrique D. Pirchi, Marc Schiesser, René Thieme, Aaron Wu, Peter C. Wu, Navtej Singh ButtarAndrew C. Chang

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Despite improvements in operative strategies for esophageal resection, anastomotic leaks, fistula, postoperative pulmonary complications, and chylothorax can occur. Our review seeks to identify potential risk factors, modalities for early diagnosis, and novel interventions that may ameliorate the potential adverse effects of these surgical complications following esophagectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018



  • Anastomotic leak
  • Chylothorax
  • Complications
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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Grimminger, P. P., Goense, L., Gockel, I., Bergeat, D., Bertheuil, N., Chandramohan, S. M., Chen, K. N., Chon, S. H., Denis, C., Goh, K. L., Gronnier, C., Liu, J. F., Meunier, B., Nafteux, P., Pirchi, E. D., Schiesser, M., Thieme, R., Wu, A., Wu, P. C., ... Chang, A. C. (Accepted/In press). Diagnosis, assessment, and management of surgical complications following esophagectomy. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.13920