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Diagnosing anastomotic leak post-esophagectomy: a systematic review

26 Feb 2021 4:17 PM | Michele O'Bright (Administrator)

DOTE Volume 34, Issue 2 | Editor's Choice
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Esophagectomy is the gold-standard treatment for esophageal cancer; however, postoperative anastomotic leakage remains the primary concern for surgeons. No consensus exists on the optimal investigations to predict an anastomotic leak. This systematic review aims to identify a single test or combination of tests with acceptable sensitivity and specificity to identify anastomotic leak after esophagectomy and to formulate a diagnostic algorithm to facilitate surgical decision-making. Read the full diagnosing anastomotic article for free.

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