From 1990 to 1995, 187 patients underwent esophagectomy and esophagogastrostomy with the anastomosis performed inside the chest using a circular stapler. Twenty-three patients (12.3%) developed an anastomotic stricture. The incidence of anastomotic stricture was inversely related to the diameter of the stapler. Also concomitant cardiovascular diseases, morpho-functional disorders of the tubulized stomach (possibly related to duodeno-gastric reflux) and neoadjuvant chemotherapy were recognized as significant risks factors. Endoscopic dilations were safe and effective in the treatment of anastomotic strictures.
|Translated title of the contribution||Anastomotic stenoses after circular stapling in surgery for esophageals cancer|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Annali Italiani di Chirurgia|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1998|
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