A novel use of human acellular dermis for conduit salvage after esophagectomy

Mathew Thomas, Mark S. Allen, K. Robert Shen, Dennis A. Wigle

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Abstract

Postesophagectomy anastomotic leaks cause significant morbidity and mortality. Esophageal diversion is often required when extensive tissue loss precludes primary repair. We describe a technique in which human acellular dermis (AlloDerm) is used to repair the conduit, and report a series of 3 patients with significant anastomotic dehiscence whose conduits were salvaged using this technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1459-1463
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume97
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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