Blunt transmediastinal total esophagectomy with simultaneous substernal colon interposition for esophageal caustic stricture in children.

@article{Rodgers1981BluntTT,
  title={Blunt transmediastinal total esophagectomy with simultaneous substernal colon interposition for esophageal caustic stricture in children.},
  author={Bradley M. Rodgers and Frederick C. Ryckman and James Lewis Talbert},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1981},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={184-9}
}
The management of caustic strictures of the esophagus continues to be a challenge to the pediatric surgeon. Many of these patients develop refractory strictures and esophageal reconstruction becomes necessary. Most of the currently employed surgical techniques for this reconstruction leave the injured esophagus in situ and most surgeons have been unwilling to perform a secondary thoracotomy for removal. Many authors have suggested a vastly increased risk of development of esophageal carcinoma… CONTINUE READING