Intrathoracic manifestations of cervical anastomotic leaks after transhiatal and transthoracic oesophagectomy.

  title={Intrathoracic manifestations of cervical anastomotic leaks after transhiatal and transthoracic oesophagectomy.},
  author={Mark van Heijl and A K S van Wijngaarden and Sjoerdd M. Lagarde and Olivier R. C. Busch and Jan J. B. van Lanschot and Mark I van Berge Henegouwen},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={97 5},
BACKGROUND A possible advantage of cervical oesophagogastrostomy over intrathoracic anastomosis after oesophagectomy is the presumed mild clinical course of cervical anastomotic leakage. The incidence and consequences of intrathoracic manifestations after cervical anastomotic leakage remain unclear, and were investigated in this study. METHODS Consecutive patients undergoing potentially curative transhiatal oesophagectomy (THO) or transthoracic oesophagectomy (TTO) with cervical… CONTINUE READING

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