J Visc Surg. 2015 Aug;152 Suppl 1:S14-7. doi: 10.1016/S1878-7886(15)30005-9.


Based on a grade A level of evidence, immunonutrition should be given to all patients operated on for a digestive cancer 5 to 7 days prior to surgery whatever could be the patient nutritional status. Immunonutrition should be continued in the postoperative phase in malnourished patients for 5 to 7 days or until patients are able to recover oral feeding covering at least 60% of their needs.

Keywords: Cancer; Guidelines; Immunonutrition; Morbidity; Review; Surgery.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Enteral Nutrition / methods*
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • Humans
  • Nutritional Status / immunology*
  • Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*
  • Preoperative Care / methods*