Operations for Esophageal Perforation and Anastomotic Leaks

  • Carol E. H. Scott-ConnerEmail author
  • Jameson L. Chassin


Esophageal perforation can sometimes be managed by stenting or other nonoperative means. When surgery is required, several options exist. This chapter describes options for management. In selected cases, transhiatal esophagectomy (see Chap. 16) may be the best option.


Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Esophageal Perforation Thoracic Esophagus Transhiatal Esophagectomy Suture Closure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jameson L. Chassin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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