This retrospective cohort study aimed to document the detection of anastomotic leak after esophagectomy. It was concluded that early postoperative esophagrams often miss leaks, leading to greater clinical consequences than leaks that are detected upon the first esophagram.
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Esophagus - Other
March 31, 2023
October 14, 2019
Interesting sizeable series, and a commentary that follows, on what is effectively a thoracic example of Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES).
May 27, 2019
This video details the operative management of a relatively rare problem of gastrobronchial fistula following esophagectomy for esophageal cancer.
March 13, 2019
This video highlights a unique combination of endoscopic and laparoscopic skills in the minimally invasive resection of a gastric tumor.
November 16, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest An accident during a sword swallowing trick was bad news for the performer’s esophagus.
November 12, 2018
This video demonstrates the expected anatomical findings at reoperation after transoral incisionless fundoplication.
June 25, 2018
This written and video case review from Osho and colleagues centers on a 54-year-old woman who suffered smoke inhalation injury as a result of a house fire. Following prolonged intubation, mechanical ventilation, open tracheostomy tube placement, and recurrent pneumonia, the patient was diagnosed with a tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF).
March 13, 2018
Reddy and colleagues evaluated oral, esophageal, and gastric microbial flora in 55 patients who underwent successful esophagectomy for adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or benign disease. The authors did not observe significant patterns between microbiome diversity and tumor stage or histology.
January 23, 2018
Miller and colleagues retrospectively compared anastomotic integrity with pleural amylase levels (PAL), measured daily from postoperative day 3-10 after an Ivor Lewis esophagectomy. Three of 45 patients had an anastomotic leak, each of which coincided with a large increase in their PAL.
December 22, 2017
Patient Care The Venezuelan singer known by the nickname “El Puma” is recovering after a double lung transplant for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.