Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy risks rendering the gastric conduit unusable for esophagectomy

G. A. Ohnmacht, Mark S. Allen, S. D. Cassivi, C. Deschamps, F. C. Nichols, P. C. Pairolero

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Abstract

Surgical treatment for cancer of the esophagus most often involves replacement of the esophagus with a gastric conduit. This gastric tube relies upon the continuity of the gastroepiploic artery for its blood supply. This case report involves a patient whose gastroepiploic artery became thrombosed by a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, rendering his gastric conduit unusable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-312
Number of pages2
JournalDiseases of the Esophagus
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006

Keywords

  • Esophagectomy
  • Gastroepiploic artery
  • Gastrostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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    Ohnmacht, G. A., Allen, M. S., Cassivi, S. D., Deschamps, C., Nichols, F. C., & Pairolero, P. C. (2006). Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy risks rendering the gastric conduit unusable for esophagectomy. Diseases of the Esophagus, 19(4), 311-312. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-2050.2006.00588.x