Ricostruzione meccanica dopo gastrectomia totale. Analisi dei risultati

Translated title of the contribution: Mechanical reconstruction after total gastrectomy. Analysis of results

L. Santini, G. Conzo, C. Caracò, B. Esposito, P. De Stefano, A. D'Ardis

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Background. Stapling devices introduction in gastroesophageal surgery has allowed better results. Methods. An analysis is made of a consecutive series of 108 patients operated on with total gastrectomy and mechanical esophagojejunostomy for gastric neoplasm, in the last decade (1984-1995). Results. The incidence of anastomotic clinical leakage was 2.4% with a perioperative mortality of 0.9% (1 patient) while the incidence of stenosis, treated in every patient with endoscopic dilatation, was 3.2%. These data are in accordance with previous reports. After an accurate analysis of the factors influencing the complication rate pointed out that in most of the cases a technical error in the anastomosis confection is present. Conclusions. The conclusion is drawn that the use of stapling devices in gastroesophageal surgery represents an elective indication. Nevertheless it is mandatory to respect the principles of visceral mechanical anastomosis after an adeguate training.

Translated title of the contributionMechanical reconstruction after total gastrectomy. Analysis of results
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)389-394
Number of pages6
JournalMinerva Chirurgica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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