Use of a perioperative web-based exercise program for a patient with Barrett’s carcinoma scheduled for esophagectomy

Barlo Hillen, Perikles Simon, Peter P. Grimminger, Ines Gockel & Daniel Pfirrmann
A poor preoperative functional capacity increases the perioperative risk. Therefore, a web- based exercise approach has been initiated for a careful supervision and individual support of patients during their perioperative cancer therapy. Here, we present the data of a 57-year-old patient, scheduled for esophagectomy. Beside a five-week neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT), the patient performed 10 weeks of a web-based prehabilitation exercise training (preconditioning) and continued the exercise program for 14 weeks after surgery. The patient performed...
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