Avo Artinyan, Christy L. Marshall, Courtney J. Balentine, Daniel Albo, Sonia T. Orcutt, Samir S. Awad, David H. Berger and Daniel A. Anaya Clinical outcomes of oncologic gastrointestinal resections in patients with cirrhosis Cancer 118
Version of Record online: 13 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.26682
The authors characterize early postoperative and transitional outcomes in cirrhotic patients undergoing gastrointestinal (GI) cancer surgery. Resection for GI malignancy in patients with cirrhosis is associated with a significantly higher rate of postoperative mortality and discharge to a long-term care facility, with severity of liver disease the primary determinant of both short-term and transitional outcomes.
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