Short esophagus or bad dissected esophagus? An experimental cadaveric study

@article{Herbella2003ShortEO,
  title={Short esophagus or bad dissected esophagus? An experimental cadaveric study},
  author={Dr. Fernando Augusto Mardiros Herbella and Jos{\'e} Carlos Del Grande and Ramiro Colleoni},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={7},
  pages={721-725}
}
Short esophagus is defined as the inability to reduce the gastroesophageal junction below the diaphragm. One of the factors responsible for this inability can be inadequate esophageal mobilization. We evaluated esophageal lengthening achieved by means of dissection in a cadaveric model. Fifty-one cadavers were dissected (27 transthoracically and 24 transhiatally). Abdominal esophageal length was assessed before and after dissection of the esophagus from the hiatus to the carina. In the… CONTINUE READING