Oesophageal Cancer and the Anaesthetist: English

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• Oesophageal carcinoma is becoming more common and its pathology and patient demographics are changing.
• Careful pre-operative assessment is needed to select appropriate patients and optimise them before surgery.
• Exquisite attention to analgesia, fluids and ventilation intra-operatively is needed for the best post-operative outcome.
• Oesophagectomy surgery can be associated with a number of complications, which include organ failure and critical illness.
• Anaesthetists may also be involved in palliative therapy for oesophageal carcinoma.


Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
JournalBJA Education
Early online date17 May 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 May 2016

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