Utility of endoscopic therapy in the management of Boerhaave syndrome

@inproceedings{Dickinson2016UtilityOE,
  title={Utility of endoscopic therapy in the management of Boerhaave syndrome},
  author={Karen J. Dickinson and Navtej S. Buttar and Louis Michele Wong Kee Song and Christopher John Gostout and Stephen D. Cassivi and Mark S. Allen and Francis C. Nichols and K. Robert Shen and Dennis A. Wigle and Shanda Haley Blackmon},
  booktitle={Endoscopy international open},
  year={2016}
}
Background/aims: The optimal intervention for Boerhaave perforation has not been determined. Options include surgical repair with/without a pedicled muscle flap, T tube placement, esophageal resection or diversion, or an endoscopic approach. All management strategies require adequate drainage and nutritional support. Our aim was to evaluate outcomes following Boerhaave perforation treated with surgery, endoscopic therapy, or both. Patients and methods: We performed a 10-year review of our… CONTINUE READING
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