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Esophagostomy

Posted On: 05-27-2015
Esophagostomy

What is an Esophagostomy?

During an esophagostomy, the esophagus is resected and the end brought to an opening in the neck.

Also Known As:

  • Cervical esophagostomy
  • Esophagus surgery
  • Stoma surgery

Conditions Treated with an Esophagostomy:

An esophagostomy is performed in patients who are unable to swallow food by mouth and in cases of esophageal tumor or perforation.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to an Esophagostomy:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to an esophagostomy.

Anesthesia with an Esophagostomy:

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

Potential Complications from an Esophagostomy:

Possible risks following an esophagostomy include infection, leakage of saliva and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience esophageal stricture or fistula.

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