Suturing the esophagus after esophagotomy or esophageal resection and anastomosis can be problematic, and complications such as suture line breakdown, leakage, and stenosis are reported. This article discusses esophageal anatomy and physiology and complications associated with esophageal surgery; a history of suture methods used in esophageal surgery is also provided. A new suture technique is described and evaluated based on a retrospective study.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian|
|State||Published - May 1999|