Bypass Operation with Pedicled Jejunum for Unresectable Intrathoracic Esophageal Cancer

  • Masayuki Higashino
  • Harushi Osugi
  • Noriaki Maekawa
  • Hiroaki Kinoshita
Conference paper


The number of cases of intrathoracic esophageal cancer detected early has been increasing in Japan, but most cases are still advanced when detected. Such cancer readily infiltrates the aorta, trachea, and lungs due to their anatomical proximity, and combined resection can be difficult, often preventing curative excision. The bypass operation performed for such patients is only palliative therapy, but it can make discharge from hospital possible if the patient can eat.


Esophageal Cancer Anastomotic Leakage Bypass Operation Gastric Tube Combine Resection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masayuki Higashino
  • Harushi Osugi
  • Noriaki Maekawa
  • Hiroaki Kinoshita
    • 1
  1. 1.Second Department of SurgeryOsaka City University Medical SchoolAbeno-ku, Osaka, 545Japan

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