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[The role of non-operative treatment in esophageal performations]

ALTORJAN Áron1, KISS János1, VÖRÖS Atilla1, BOHÁK Ágnes1

FEBRUARY 24, 1993

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1993;3(02)

[The authors give an account of their experience with the non-operative management of the esophageal perforations. Non-operative therapy implies that the patient receives nothing by mouth for a minimum period of 7 days – and that broadspectral antimicrobial therapy and intravenous hyperalimentation are prescribed. No direct attempt is made to close the esophageal injury. The authors have established criteria for the non-operative management of esophageal perforations. They warn that failure to show signs of improvement within 24 hours of non-operative therapy should prompt a consideration for operative intervention. ]


  1. Orvostovábbképző Egyetem Sebészeti Klinika Budapest



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