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Primary repair of an esophageal rupture using pleural flap.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16624204     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Esophageal perforation remains an important thoracic emergency. Aggressive operative therapy remains the mainstay for treatment. A case of esophageal perforation, consequent upon impacted food bolus, is presented. An 80 years old female, with multiple comorbidities, presented with dysphagia and right sided chest pain, who had a distal esophageal tear, secondary to accidental meat ball ingestion. Rigid esophagoscopy showed complete occlusion of the distal esophagus with a meat ball. Right thoracotomy was performed, which showed perforated esophagus with large meat ball protruding from it. Endoscopic removal of the food particles was done, and the rupture was repaired using a pleural flap. The entire postoperative stay was uneventful and the patient was discharged on the ninth post-operative day.
Saulat Hasnain Fatimi; Sadaf Sheikh; Asif Anwar Ali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1022-386X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-20     Completed Date:  2006-08-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606447     Medline TA:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  309-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Emergency Service, Hospital
Esophageal Perforation / etiology,  surgery*
Esophagoscopy / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Foreign Bodies / complications*,  surgery
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Risk Assessment
Surgical Flaps*
Thoracotomy / methods
Treatment Outcome

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