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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61-66

Hand-sewn versus stapled cervical esophagogastric anastomosis for esophageal carcinoma: A study of postoperative clinical outcomes from a high-incidence center of northeast India


Department of Surgical Oncology, Dr. Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati, Assam, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hemish H Kania
House No. 29, First Floor, Indira Gandhi Path, Santipur, Bhalarumukh, Guwahati 781009, Assam.
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jco.jco_14_19

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Anastomotic leak from cervical esophagogastric anastomoses is a serious problem after esophagectomy. We explored the efficacy of partial or total mechanical anastomoses accomplished with the endoscopic linear cutting and stapling device as an alternative to hand-sewn anastomotic techniques. Along that we compared various clinical outcomes associated with the same.


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