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Treatment of chronic contained spontaneous esophageal perforations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11005323     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Spontaneous esophageal perforations are associated with a high mortality and morbidity without surgery. The treatment mortality for early (<24) and late (>24 h) spontaneous esophageal perforations is reviewed as well as all recent cases of chronic spontaneous esophageal perforations. Chronic esophageal perforations with mediastinal cavities may be best treated by internal drainage of the cavity into the esophagus in order to convert the transmural perforation into an intramural esophageal dissection.
Authors:
C J McNamee; B P Meyns; G Singh; T Black
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus / I.S.D.E     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1120-8694     ISO Abbreviation:  Dis. Esophagus     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-03     Completed Date:  2001-03-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809160     Medline TA:  Dis Esophagus     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. rahthorsurg@cha.ab.ca
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Chronic Disease
Esophageal Perforation / therapy*
Female
Humans
Male

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