Surgical Management of Suture Insufficiency at Cervical Esophagogastrostomy After Surgery for Carcinoma of the Thoracic Esophagus
Carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus remains a surgical challenge with esophagectomy having an associated hospital mortality rate of about 10%–17%. One of the recommended procedures for esophageal reconstruction is to pull the stomach up into the cervical region through the posterior mediastinal and retrosternal route.
KeywordsGastric Tube Thoracic Esophagus Purse String Suture Tissue Blood Flow Gastroepiploic Artery
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