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[The role of esophagectomy in the management of esophageal perforations]

ALTORJAY Áron1, KISS János1, VÖRÖS Attila1, SZIRÁNYI Endre1, VIMLÁTI László1

APRIL 28, 1993

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1993;3(04)

[The authors give an account of their experiences with esophagectomy and immediate reconstruction in the management of the esophageal perforations. Twenty-two adults with intrathoracic esophageal perforations underwent esophagectomy. There was only one hospital death (4.5%). It has been found that the more major initial operation is more reliable and therefore safer therapy in the long run. It eliminates the source of the intrathoracic sepsis as well as the diseased esophagus. The authors hold a high opinion of restoration alimentary continuity in a single stage. They suggest that esophagectomy is one of the best opportunities in the management of delayed spontaneous esophageal perforation as well.]

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