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Esophagogastrectomy

Posted On: 05-27-2015
Esophagogastrectomy

What is an Esophagogastrectomy?

During an esophagogastrectomy, most or the entire esophagus is removed, along with part of the stomach. The stomach is then pulled up and stitched to the remaining esophagus. The stomach or part of the colon may be used to create a replacement esophagus.

Also Known As:

  • Esophagus removal
  • Esophagus and stomach removal
  • Partial stomach removal

Conditions Treated with an Esophagogastrectomy:

An esophagogastrectomy is utilized in cases of painful swallowing, Barrett’s esophagus, and esophageal cancer, trauma or perforation.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to an Esophagogastrectomy:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to an esophagogastrectomy. A laparoscopic esophagogastrectomy is a surgical alternative to the procedure.

Anesthesia with an Esophagogastrectomy:

An esophagogastrectomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from an Esophagogastrectomy:

Possible risks following an esophagogastrectomy include bleeding, infection, nerve damage, acid reflux, blood clots and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience anastomosis leakage and esophageal fistula or stricture.

Prognosis after an Esophagogastrectomy:

The prognosis for a positive end result following an esophagogastrectomy is good for early stage cancer. The prognosis is not good if the cancer has spread beyond the esophagus, in which case the procedure will only improve symptoms.

Recovery from an Esophagogastrectomy:

Total recovery from an esophagogastrectomy takes four weeks.

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