Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2020 Aug;53(4):222-225. 10.5090/kjtcs.2020.53.4.222.

Stricture Following Esophageal Reconstruction

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Owing to varying clinical definitions of anastomotic stricture following esophageal reconstruction,its reported incidence rate varies from 10% to 56%. Strictures adversely impactpatients’ quality of life. Risk factors, such as the anastomosis method, leakage, ischemia,neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, and underlying disease have been mentioned, but conflictinginformation has been reported. Balloon dilation is regarded as a safe and effectivetreatment method for patients with benign anastomotic strictures. Reoperations are seldomrequired. The etiology and management of anastomotic strictures are reviewed inthis article.

Keyword

Esophageal stenosis; Esophagectomy; Anastomosis
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