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2021 Jun

Ann Med Surg (Lond)


Epidural analgesia and mortality after colorectal cancer surgery: A retrospective cohort study.


Falk W, Gupta A, Forssten M P, Hjelmqvist H, Bass G A, Matthiessen P, Mohseni S
Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2021 Jun; 66:102414.
PMID: 34113442.


Epidural analgesia (EA) has been the standard of care after major abdominal surgery for many years. This study aimed to correlate EA with postoperative complications, short- and long-term mortality in patients with and without EA after open surgery (OS) and minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for colorectal cancer.