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Frank A , Montgomery RC , LeVoyer TE , Goldberg M
Pleural incarceration of the gastric graft after trans-hiatal esophagectomy
Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1999 Jul;68(1) :250-252
PMID: ISI:000081621600064   
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We report on a 73-year-old man who underwent a transhiatal esophagectomy for a T2N1M0 adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus and developed an incarcerated herniation of the gastric graft through a defect in the right mediastinal pleura. The patient experienced delayed gastric emptying postoperatively, which was initially suggested by barium swallow. The gastric herniation was unidentified by early postoperative swallowing studies and endoscopies. After diagnosis by a later computed tomographic scan and barium study, the herniation was reduced by incising the mediastinal pleura from the diaphragm to the apex of the chest and by plication of the stomach longitudinally in order to reduce its intrathoracic diameter. (C) 1999 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
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