Colonic Replacement of the Oesophagus

  • Devendra K. Gupta
  • Shilpa Sharma
Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)


The colon is the most time-tested and frequently used organ for oesophageal replacement. The advantages of colonic replacement include good blood supply, easy access, and availability of adequate length with a vascular pedicle while leaving enough colon behind for appropriate function. Most surgeons adopt this procedure because of the fast learning curve and ease of performing the procedure, minimal early complications, and good long-term results.


Oesophageal replacement Colonic interposition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Devendra K. Gupta
    • 1
  • Shilpa Sharma
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgeryAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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