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Age & Complications in Esophageal Cancer Surgery | News Brief

Patients aged 50 or younger undergoing esophagectomy for cancer appear to have shorter ICU stays, fewer complications, and lower overall treatment costs than older patients. A Seattle-based investigation found that the younger patients presented with a similar stage and overall survival rates when compared with older patients, but tended to have longer delays to presentation.

Abstract: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, November 2012.

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