Endoscopic Management of Esophageal Anastomotic Leaks After Surgery for Malignant Disease.

@article{Licht2016EndoscopicMO,
  title={Endoscopic Management of Esophageal Anastomotic Leaks After Surgery for Malignant Disease.},
  author={Eugene Licht and Arnold J. Markowitz and Manjit S. Bains and Hans Gerdes and Emmy Ludwig and Robin B. Mendelsohn and Nabil Pierre Rizk and Pari Shah and Vivian E Mack Strong and Mark A. Schattner},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={301-4}
}
BACKGROUND Esophageal anastomotic leaks after cancer surgery remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Endoscopic interventions, including covered metal stents (cSEMS), clips, and direct percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (dPEJ) tubes are increasingly used despite limited published data regarding their utility in this setting. This study aimed to determine the efficacy and safety of a multimodality endoscopic approach to anastomotic leak management after operation for esophageal or… CONTINUE READING

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