Gastro-esophageal cancer is a very common malignant tumours arising from the digestive tract. Hypoalbuminemia and weight loss often result from malnourishment. Malnourished patients have a higher incidence of mortality and morbidity causing prolonged hospital stay. To discuss the incidence and effects of Gastro-esophageal cancer related malnutrition and demonstrate different methods to solve this problem. The current review revealed that malnutrition increases the risk of complications and duration of stay in hospital and ICU in GIT cancer patients, as such, accounts for burden on ICU budget.
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