TITLE

THE ESOPHAGUS: Repair of Thoracic Esophageal Perforation

AUTHOR(S)
CAMERON, JOHN L.; SANDONE, CORINNE
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Atlas of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Volume 1;2007, p533
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Information on how to repair the thoracic esophageal perforation from the book "Atlas of Gastrointestinal Surgery" Volume One, Second edition is presented. It states that the perforation of the thoracic esophagus during esophagoscopy or during dilatation of an esophageal stricture is usually considered as surgical emergency. It mentions that patients can receive nonoperative treatment if they are asymptomatic, afebrile and not septic.
ACCESSION #
43758767

 

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