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Rare complication following oesophagectomy: early peptic ulcer perforation of the tubal stomach

Géczi, T.; Paszt, A.; Simonka, Z.; Furák, J.óz.; Lázár, G.ör.

Magyar Sebeszet 64(5): 239-241

2011


ISSN/ISBN: 0025-0295
PMID: 21997528
Accession: 055369703

We report the case of a 45-year-old male patient who developed an acute peptic ulcer perforation of the tubal stomach on the second postoperative day after oesophagectomy. The patient underwent emergency surgery (perforation was closed with a Graham patch) followed by treatment in intensive care, and was finally discharged on the 19th postoperative day. Gastric pull-up is a surgical technique that is widely used to re-establish the continuity of the gastrointestinal tract after oesophagectomy. Various early and late complications of reconstruction with the tubal stomach are well-known, such as gastric necrosis, gastritis, gastric ulcer, as well as benign and malignant tumors. The precise etiology of gastric tube ulceration is not known yet, however, it can develop not only in the late, but also in the early postoperative period, as well.

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