During an esophagostomy, the esophagus is resected
and the end brought to an opening in the neck.
- Stoma surgery
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
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical
alternatives to an esophagostomy.
with an Esophagostomy:
An esophagostomy is performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure.
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.