Routine decompression by nasogastric tube after oesophagectomy for oesophageal cancer

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows:

To evaluate the effects of routine nasogastric decompression as compared to no nasogastric decompression after oesophagectomy. In the case of routine decompression, we will also aim to assess the effects of early versus late removal of the nasogastric tube.

This is a protocol.