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Esophago-gastric dissociation complicating devascularization procedure for portal hypertension.

Authors
  • Sharma, Dhananjaya
  • Saxena, Arjun
  • Raina, Vijay K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Volume
21
Issue
2
Pages
76–77
Identifiers
PMID: 11990332
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Devascularization surgery for portal hypertension, indicated in selected patients, is considered safe. A 15-year-old boy with cirrhosis underwent elective modified Sugiura's devascularization procedure for secondary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding. He developed esophago-gastric dissociation, which was successfully managed with emergency feeding jejunostomy and restoration of gut continuity three months later.

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