Esophageal bypass operation was carried out for a patient with lung cancer who was not able to take oral feeding, due to esophageal stenosis and esophago-bronchial fistula. Stomach was used as a esophageal substitute, through antethoracal route. Abdominal esophago-jejunostomy was performed for drainage of esophago-bronchial fistula. Oral intake of foods was started from 11th postoperative day without major complication. And then, she was permitted to discharge only with a jejunostomal feeding tube. Recently the quality of life is emphasized, even in cases in which curativity of cancer cannot be expected. Surgery in such cases entails many risks and then, special care must be taken to determine the indication and procedure of this operation. In the case herein reported, such attention to detail resulted in survival for over one year.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||[Zasshi] [Journal]. Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai|
|Publication status||Published - 1992 Jul|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine