Esophagectomy for esophageal disruption.

  title={Esophagectomy for esophageal disruption.},
  author={Mark B. Orringer and M L Stirling},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={35-42; discussion 42-3}
When esophageal disruption occurs in the presence of preexisting esophageal disease or is associated with sepsis or fluid and electrolyte imbalance, aggressive and definitive therapy often provides the only chance for patient salvage. Twenty-four adults (average age, 59 years) with intrathoracic esophageal perforations underwent esophagectomy: 15, transhiatal esophagectomy without thoracotomy; and 9, transthoracic esophagectomy. Restoration of alimentary continuity with an immediate cervical… CONTINUE READING


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