A Case of Esophageal Rupture After Gastrectomy

  • Masatoshi Isogai
  • Kitao Hachisuka
  • Akihiro Yamaguchi
  • Akihiro Hori
Conference paper


We report here a case of esophageal rupture which occurred immediately after gastrectomy. An unusual postoperative course confused the diagnosis. The aim of this report is to heighten awareness of this catastrophic complication and to discuss the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of rupture of the esophagus after surgery.


Esophageal Perforation Spontaneous Rupture Spontaneous Perforation Esophageal Rupture Lower Thoracic Esophagus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masatoshi Isogai
  • Kitao Hachisuka
  • Akihiro Yamaguchi
  • Akihiro Hori
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryOgaki Municipal HospitalOgaki, 503Japan

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