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Unusual postoperative complication of minimally invasive transhiatal esophagectomy and esophageal substitution for absolute dysphagia in a child with corrosive esophageal stricture

Kandpal, D.K.; Bhargava, D.K.; Jerath, N.; Darr, L.A.; Chowdhary, S.K.

Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons 21(3): 153-156


ISSN/ISBN: 0971-9261
PMID: 27365913
Accession: 059204671

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Esophageal substitution in children is a rare and challenging surgery. The minimally invasive approach for esophageal substitution is novel and reported from a few centers worldwide. While detailed report on the various complications of this approach has been discussed in adult literature, the pediatric experience is rather limited. We report the laparoscopic management of a rare complication which developed after laparoscopic esophagectomy and esophageal substitution. The timely recognition and management by the minimally invasive approach have been highlighted.

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