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Patient Outcomes After Stent Failure for the Treatment of Acute Esophageal Perforation

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Gabie K.B. Ong, Richard K. Freeman, Anthony J. Ascioti, Raja S. Mahidhara, Vijay Nuthakki, Megan Dake, Daryl Eckstein

This single institution summary of treatment of failed stenting for esophageal perforation included 26 patients over an eight year period. Management included primary closure, esophagectomy, and observation. The overall prognosis was very good, supporting the use of stents as initial therapy for esophageal perforation in appropriate patients.

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