We performed 26 reconstructions after emergency esophago-gastrectomy for corrosive injury during 13 years (1992-2004). Substernal replacement with pedicled colon graft was performed in 22 patients. Multi-stage operations were performed in 4 patients, two free jejunal grafts were applied after unsuccessful colon replacement. In two patients reconstruction could be completed only with a skin tube. Two patients died in the postoperative period. We do not support one stage reconstruction in corrosive injuries, and we suggest that the ideal time for reconstruction is around two months after esophago-gastrectomy.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2005|
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