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Author Youn, Hyo Chul ♦ Kwon, Se Hwan
Source J-STAGE
Content type Text
Publisher The Editorial Committee of Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Language English
Subject Keyword esophageal neoplasm ♦ esophagectomy ♦ anastomotic leakage ♦ endoscopy
Abstract It has been reported that intrathoracic esophageal leakages occur at a rate of 4%–17% after Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy. There has been no consensus on a specific treatment for the post-operative anastomotic leakage. Recently, endoscopic vacuum-assisted closure (E-VAC) has been introduced as a novel treatment for the post-operative anastomotic leakage. We herein report the case of a patient with early perforation of the gastric conduit followed by late esophagogastric anastomotic leakage who was successfully treated with early surgical repair and subsequent E-VAC. The patient had been previously diagnosed with achalasia and squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus and undergone an Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy.
ISSN 13411098
Learning Resource Type Report
Publisher Date 2016-01-01
e-ISSN 21861005
Journal Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery(atcs)
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 6
Page Count 4
Starting Page 363
Ending Page 366


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