[Conservative therapy of iatrogenic esophageal perforation].

Abstract

During 7336 diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies of the upper gastrointestinal tract 10 perforations of the esophagus were seen (0.14%). After diagnostic X-ray 5 patients were operated and 5 treated conservatively. The precondition for conservative treatment were immediate diagnosis and a covered perforation of the intrathoracal esophagus without… (More)

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