Transient diminished airway protection after transhiatal esophagectomy.

@article{Heitmiller1991TransientDA,
  title={Transient diminished airway protection after transhiatal esophagectomy.},
  author={Richard F. Heitmiller and Barry D. W. Jones},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={162 5},
  pages={
          442-6
        }
}
Fifteen consecutive patients undergoing transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal carcinoma were studied cineradiographically to evaluate postoperative pharyngeal function. Cinepharyngo-esophagograms were obtained preoperatively and 1 week (range: 6 to 10 days) and 1 month (range: 18 to 52 days) postoperatively. One week after transhiatal esophagectomy, new radiographic swallowing abnormalities were identified in 10 patients (67%). The most common abnormalities observed were laryngeal… CONTINUE READING
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