Revista Cubana de Cirugía
On-line version ISSN 1561-2945
LEAL MURSULI, Armando et al. Esofagectomía subtotal de urgencia con sustitución gástrica en el traumatismo esofágico. Rev Cubana cir [online]. 1999, vol.38, n.3, pp. 176-179. ISSN 1561-2945.
Esophageal traumatism is considered as one of the most complex thoracic injuries and its diagnosis and management is very difficult. Most of the times a late diagnosis is made when the characteristics signs or symptoms have been proven. There is a multidisciplinary group of thoracic surgery at the "Miguel Enriquez" Clinical and Surgical Teaching Hospital, where several of these cases have been treated, allowing to evaluate the different therapeutic options for each of them. Due to the importance of the management and treatment of these patients, this group will present one the cases treated in the center, where a female patient with triple esophageal perforation underwent urgent subtotal esophagectomy with gastric substitution (Ivof-Lewis technique) after having experienced dilatation with Savarys solid probes. The patient´s evolution was satisfactory
Keywords : ESOPHAGUS [injuries]; ESOPHAGECTOMY [methods]; ESOPHAGEAL PERFORATION [surgery]; ESOPHAGUS [surgery].