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Perforations of the thoracic esophagus. Apropos of 14 surgical cases

Perforations of the thoracic esophagus. Apropos of 14 surgical cases

Journal de Chirurgie 123(11): 607-610

The authors report the datas of 14 patients with perforation of the esophagus who underwent surgical treatments. Three patients died (21%). Various technics have been used, but a new personal one consisting in stappling the cervical esophagus--and sometimes the lower end in the chest-is brought forward. The last six patients who underwent this technic healed. Five out five have got a spontaneous repermeation of the esophagus. The sixth healed after fiberendoscopic dilatation.

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