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Protective subpleural blanketing of intrathoracic esogastric anastomosis after esophagectomy

Published in European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery. 1998, vol. 13, no. 2, p. 200-2
Abstract Esophagectomy followed by intrathoracic anastomosis is threatened by leakage which may prove all the more serious that mediastinal contamination is extensive. In the technique presented, the esogastric anastomosis is slipped under the upper mediastinal pleura which is kept intact, after the azygos vein has been ligated and divided. This pleural 'blanket' may act as an efficient barrier against potential digestive spillage into the mediastinum.
Keywords Anastomosis, Surgical/methodsEsophageal Neoplasms/surgeryEsophagectomyHumansIntubation, GastrointestinalPostoperative Complications/prevention & controlSuture Techniques
PMID: 9583828
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SPILIOPOULOS, Anastase et al. Protective subpleural blanketing of intrathoracic esogastric anastomosis after esophagectomy. In: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 1998, vol. 13, n° 2, p. 200-2. doi: 10.1016/S1010-7940(97)00305-9 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:74709

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