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Late dysphagia after presternal colon interposition.

Authors
  • Urschel, J D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Dysphagia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1996
Volume
11
Issue
1
Pages
75–77
Identifiers
PMID: 8556882
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Esophageal replacement by colon interposition is done for a variety of esophageal diseases. Dysphagia occasionally develops many years after successful colon interposition. Redundancy of the colon graft is usually responsible. We report a patient with onset of dysphagia 24 years after presternal colon interposition for long segment esophageal atresia. Pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of late colon interposition dysfunction are discussed.

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