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Revista chilena de cirugía

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GARCIA M, ANDRÉS et al. Covered stent in the management of cervical anastomotic leaks after esophaguectomy. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2010, vol.62, n.5, pp.508-511. ISSN 0718-4026.

Small cervical esophageal anastomotic leaks are usually treated conservatively, with considerable delays to oral feeding and a prolonged hospital stay. Self-expanding covered stents endoscopically placed are suggested as an alternative treatment. We report our hospital experience with covered stents, with good functional results but also potential morbidity.

Keywords : Esophaguectomy; anastomotic leak; covered stent.

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