Esophagogastric anastomosis performed with a stapler: the occurrence of leakage and stricture.

@article{Wong1987EsophagogastricAP,
  title={Esophagogastric anastomosis performed with a stapler: the occurrence of leakage and stricture.},
  author={John Wong and H S Cheung and R M Lui and Yiu Wah Fan and Aaron Smith and Kevin Siu},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={101 4},
  pages={408-15}
}
The circular stapler has lowered the leakage rate of an esophageal anastomosis to a level hitherto achieved by only a few surgeons performing hand anastomosis on selected patients with carcinoma of the esophagus. However, the esophageal anastomosis performed with a stapler is also associated with a high stricture rate. Our prospective study was conducted to determine the leakage rate and the incidence of stricture after esophagogastric anastomosis was performed with a stapler, the relationship… CONTINUE READING

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