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Percutaneous transluminal plasty: a novel approach for refractory anastomotic stricture after esophagectomy

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Anastomotic stricture is often observed after esophagectomy. Surgical treatment is considered for refractory stricture to conservative treatments. However, it is not established what type of surgery is safe and effective. In this report, we present a novel approach, percutaneous transluminal plasty, for refractory anastomotic stricture reconstructed via the subcutaneous route in esophagectomy. We believe that the effectiveness and safety of this technique is considerably good and can become a good alternative for refractory stricture after esophagectomy.

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Study conception and design: NY, YN, and HB. Acquisition of data: NY, YN, and YB. Analysis and interpretation of data: NY and YB. Drafting of manuscript: NY, KA, and KKi. Critical revision: NY, TI, KH, KKo, RT, and HB.

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Correspondence to Hideo Baba.

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All procedures in the current study were in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964 and later versions. Informed consent or substitute for it was obtained from all patients for being included in the study.

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Hideo Baba and other co-authors have no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose regarding the current study.

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Yoshida, N., Akiyama, T., Kinoshita, K. et al. Percutaneous transluminal plasty: a novel approach for refractory anastomotic stricture after esophagectomy. Esophagus 15, 301–303 (2018).

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