Supra-aortic arch esophageal mucosa-gastric wall anastomosis with oblique stomach invagination through esophageal bed for patients with esophageal carcinoma undergone esophagectomy
Yuan, H.; Guo, S.; Ding, T.
Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi 19(6): 457-459
ISSN/ISBN: 0253-3766 PMID: 10920883 Accession: 047487516
To reduce impairement of pulmonary function by thoracic stomach and other postoperative complications. One hundred eighteen patients with esophageal carcinoma were treated with supra-aortic arch esophageal mucosa-gastric wall anastomosis with oblique stomach invagination through esophageal bed. No anastomotic leakage or gastroesophageal reflux occurred. The incidence of anastomotic stricture was 2.5%, that of operative mortality was 0.9%. Cardiopulmonary complications occurred in 11.0%. The procedure may keep the normal anatomical and physiological functions of the thoracic organs and help prevent other complications.