Title: New method for dealing with late-presenting spontaneous esophageal ruptures
Authors: Mcnamee, Cj ×
Meyns, Bart
Pagliero, Km #
Issue Date: Jul-1991
Publisher: Elsevier science inc
Series Title: Annals of Thoracic Surgery vol:52 issue:1 pages:151-153
Abstract: A new technique is described for dealing with late-presenting spontaneous esophageal ruptures. This method requires only a short period of general anesthesia to drain the periesophageal abscess by a drainage tube inserted into the abscess cavity from the esophagus with the aid of a gastroscope and fluoroscopy. Gastric fluids are diverted from the esophageal rupture with a gastrostomy, and a jejunostomy is used for enteral feeding. The esophagus is retained, and closure of the fistula with resumption of normal swallowing is documented with serial sinograms.
ISSN: 0003-4975
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Cardiac Surgery
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