Colonic Interposition After Esophagectomy
Reconstruction after esophagectomy for cancer represents a complex clinical and surgical question. Patients facing this procedure are fragile with many comorbidities and often history of chemoradiation and previous surgery. The two main esophageal substitutes are the gastric and colonic conduit, both requiring complex surgical procedures that have to be carried out with particular expertise and knowledge to be successful. In this chapter, we describe our experience in the use of colonic interposition.
KeywordsEsophageal cancer Esophagectomy Laparotomy Colon conduit Colonic interposition