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Surgical Management of Suture Insufficiency at Cervical Esophagogastrostomy After Surgery for Carcinoma of the Thoracic Esophagus

  • Takuo Murakami
  • Akira Tangoku
  • Hiroto Hayashi
  • Takashi Suzuki
Conference paper

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Gastric Tube Thoracic Esophagus Purse String Suture Tissue Blood Flow Gastroepiploic Artery 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takuo Murakami
  • Akira Tangoku
  • Hiroto Hayashi
  • Takashi Suzuki
    • 1
  1. 1.Second Department of SurgeryYamaguchi University School of MedicineUbe, Yamaguchi, 755Japan

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