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Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
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vol. 18
General surgery
Review paper

Nutritional care in patients undergoing laparoscopic/minimally invasive surgeries for gastrointestinal tumours

Zhou Xuefen
Bian Yuanyuan
Li Qin
Wu Xiaoyang

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Affiliated Kunshan Hospital to Jiangsu University, Suzhou Jiangsu, China
Videosurgery Miniinv 2023; 18 (4): 625–638
Online publish date: 2023/08/11
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The introduction of minimally invasive surgeries for gastrointestinal tumours has been associated with many favourable postoperative outcomes and a reduced impact on nutritional status. The literature review begins by discussing the impact of minimally invasive procedures on the nutritional status of patients with gastrointestinal tumours, followed by indications for enteral nutrition (EN) in this population, including preoperative nutritional support and postoperative nutritional support. The review then examines the evidence that favours the use of EN in this population, including studies demonstrating improved outcomes with preoperative EN and reduced postoperative complications with postoperative EN. It also discusses potential strategies for improving outcomes with EN, such as early initiation of feeding and individualized nutrition plans. Overall, current evidence shows that EN improves outcomes, reduces complications, and enhances the quality of life. However, the optimal timing, composition of EN, and long-term outcomes are still unclear, indicating the need for future investigations.

enteral nutrition, nutrition, gastrointestinal, perioperative care, cancer, tumour, surgery, complications

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