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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Kauer, WK; Stein, HJ; Dittler, HJ; Siewert, JR 
Title:
Stent implantation as a treatment option in patients with thoracic anastomotic leaks after esophagectomy. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: In patients with esophagectomy and gastric pull up for esophageal carcinoma anastomotic leaks are a well-known complication and a major cause of morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated stent implantation as a treatment option in patients with thoracic anastomotic leaks after esophagectomy. METHODS: 269 patients with esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma n = 212, squamous cell carcinoma n = 57) had undergone esophagectomy and gastric pull up with an intrathoracic anastomosis betw...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Surg Endosc 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
22 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
50-3 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0930-2794 
TUM Institution:
Chirurgiesche Klinik und Poliklinik