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  • 2013-10-14

Minimally invasive Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy: delayed postoperative fistula managed by endoscopy and percutaneous drainage

Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2013;13(10). URL:
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This video describes an esophagectomy performed laparoscopically and thoracoscopically in a 53-year-old male patient presenting with an epidermoid esophageal carcinoma. The patient had previously undergone neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy with poor results. Restoration of digestive continuity was achieved through an intrathoracic esophagogastric anastomosis once the stomach has been tubulized. This intervention was complicated by a delayed anastomotic fistula which was treated by endoscopy combined with percutaneous drainage.