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Faculty

Lucas Goense, MD

Department of Surgery, University Medical Center,
Utrecht, The Netherlands;
Department of Radiation Oncology,
University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Peter S.N. van Rossum, MD

Department of Surgery, University Medical Center,
Utrecht, The Netherlands;
Department of Radiation Oncology,
University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Jelle P. Ruurda, MD, PhD

Department of Surgery, University Medical Center,
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Marco van Vulpen, MD, PhD

Department of Radiation Oncology,
University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Stella Mook, MD, PhD

Department of Radiation Oncology,
University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Gert J. Meijer, PhD

Department of Radiation Oncology,
University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Richard van Hillegersberg, MD, PhD

Department of Surgery, University Medical Center,
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Accredited by

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- identify the anastomotic leak rate after esophagectomy.
- classify the impact on morbidity of chemoradiotherapy prior to esophagectomy for esophageal cancer.
- indicate the anastomotic leak rate for typical high-volume institution.
- explain the more common methods of dealing with a postesophagectomy anastomotic leak.
- state the radiation dose to the fundus that is most likely to result in anastomotic leak.
- define the mean radiation dose to the gastric fundus above which the anastomotic leak rate increases by 3 fold.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2016-Dec-01
Expiration Date:2018-Dec-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:$470.00/yr
System Requirements:
Internet Access and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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