n305 upper GI
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symptoms of esophageal cancer?
- asymptomatic in early stages
- substernal, epigastric, back pain
- sore throat, hoarseness
- weight loss
- esophageal stenosis
complications of esophageal cancer?
- esophageal perf
- esophageal obstruction
how to diagnose esophageal cancer?
prognosis for esophageal CA?
poor. due to usual late diagnosis (masked early symptoms)
collaborative care for esophageal CA
- endscopic ablation
- surgical interventions: esophagectomy, esophagastrostomy, esophagoenterostomy
patient comes back with what after esophageal surgeries
single lumen nasogastric tube to intermittent suction
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