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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433043/-complete-minimally-invasive-ivor-lewis-esophageal-resection
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P Zonča, M Peteja, V Richter, P Vávra, P Ostruszka, D Worek, J Stigler
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive esophagectomy is becoming a standard procedure in the treatment of esophageal cancer. We would like to present our experience with Ivor Lewis esophagectomy completed by minimally invasive technique. METHODS: The primary aim of the study was to analyse potential technical difficulties and intraoperative complications of thoracolaparoscopic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy with intrathoracic anastomosis. A secondary aim of the study was to evaluate postoperative complications according to the Clavien-Dindo classification...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432462/novel-esophageal-stent-for-treatment-of-cervical-anastomotic-leakage-after-esophagectomy
#2
Gang Wu, Meipan Yin, Yan Shi Zhao, Yi Fang, Gaofeng Zhao, Jia Zhao, Xinwei Han
BACKGROUND: Dedicated stents for treatment of cervical anastomotic leakage are currently unavailable. In this study, we aimed to assess the feasibility and efficacy of using custom-designed stents for treatment of cervical anastomotic leakage after esophagectomy. METHODS: The stents were designed according to the location and size of the leakage and the residual esophageal length as determined by esophagography in each case. It had a cup-shaped upper end and a globular lower end and a total height of 60-85 mm...
April 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423985/anesthetic-approach-for-endoscopic-repair-of-acquired-tracheoesophageal-fistula
#3
Sina Ghaffaripour, Fouad G Souki, Kianfa Martinez-Lu, Gisele Wakim
Tracheoesophageal fistula develops in 5 % to 15 % of patients with esophageal cancer. Metal stent placement can be used for treatment. Stent placement can result in aspiration, hemorrhage, perforation, migration, and pneumonia. Patients may present for medical attention with unanticipated worsening of the fistula and stent displacement requiring special anesthetic care. We discuss the perianesthetic management of a patient with malignant tracheoesophageal fistula and stent migration who presented for endoscopic esophageal stent replacement...
April 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416466/risk-of-atrioesophageal-fistula-formation-with-contact-force-sensing-catheters
#4
Eric Black-Maier, Sean D Pokorney, Adam S Barnett, Emily P Zeitler, Albert Y Sun, Kevin P Jackson, Tristram D Bahnson, James P Daubert, Jonathan P Piccini
BACKGROUND: Atrioesophageal fistula formation is a rare but life-threatening complication of AF ablation. Contact force (CF) sensing catheters improve procedural effectiveness. However, the impact of the implementation of CF-sensing technology on risk of atrioesophageal fistula formation has not been explored. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between the use of CF sensing catheters and atrioesophageal fistula development METHODS: We searched the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database for adverse event reports involving FDA approved ablation catheters...
April 14, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416335/clinical-outcomes-following-self-expanding-metal-stent-placement-for-esophageal-salvage
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Diana H Liang, Eric Hwang, Leonora M Meisenbach, Min P Kim, Edward Y Chan, Puja Gaur Khaitan
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) for esophageal salvage in patients who would otherwise require esophageal/conduit resection. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients who had SEMS placed from January 2010 to December 2015. Patient demographics, esophageal stent characteristics, and outcomes were assessed in our patient cohort. RESULTS: Our study included a total of 83 patients. A total of 148 SEMS were placed, with 121 partially covered SEMS (pcSEMS) and 27 fully covered SEMS (cSEMS)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396722/laparoscopic-retrosternal-gastric-pull-up-for-fistulized-mediastinal-mass
#6
Benedetto Mungo, Arianna Barbetta, Anne O Lidor, Miloslawa Stem, Daniela Molena
We describe the case of a patient successfully reconstructed with laparoscopic retrosternal gastric pull-up after esophagectomy for unresectable posterior mediastinal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, eroding into the esophagus and compressing the airways. A partial esophagectomy with esophagostomy was performed for treatment of esophageal pleural fistula and empyema, while the airways were managed with the placement of an endobronchial stent. Gastrointestinal reconstruction was performed using a laparoscopic approach to create a retrosternal tunnel for gastric conduit pull-up and cervical anastomosis...
March 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396273/endoscopic-suturing-of-esophageal-fully-covered-self-expanding-metal-stents-reduces-rates-of-stent-migration
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Benjamin L Bick, Thomas F Imperiale, Cynthia S Johnson, John M DeWitt
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic suturing of fully covered self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) may prevent migration. The aim of this study was to compare rates of migration between sutured fully covered SEMS (S-FCSEMS), unsecured fully covered SEMS (FC-SEMS), and partially covered SEMS (PC-SEMS) placed for benign esophageal leaks and strictures. METHODS: In a retrospective, single center, cohort study, rates of migration for S-FCSEMS, FC-SEMS, and PC-SEMS were assessed in patients with at least 1 month of follow-up or experiencing clinically significant stent migration (CSSM) any time after placement...
April 7, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391759/current-treatment-of-tracheoesophageal-fistula
#8
Changzhi Zhou, Yi Hu, Yang Xiao, Wen Yin
Tracheoesophageal fistulas (TEFs) often occur with esophageal or bronchial carcinoma. Currently, we rely on implantation of delicate devices, such as self-expanding and silicone stents, in the esophagus or trachea to cover the fistula and expand the stenosis in order to relieve patient pain. However, because each case is different, our approach may not be effective for every patient. Consequently, new devices and technology have emerged to address these situations, such as degradable stents, Amplatzer(®) devices, endobronchial one-way umbrella-shaped valves, and transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391413/self-expanding-metal-stents-improve-swallowing-and-maintain-nutrition-during-neoadjuvant-therapy-for-esophageal-cancer
#9
Zachary L Smith, Jason E Gonzaga, George B Haasler, Elizabeth M Gore, Kulwinder S Dua
BACKGROUND: Patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer can have significant dysphagia. Nutritional support during neoadjuvant therapy is often delivered via nasoenteric or percutaneous feeding tubes. These approaches do not allow for per-oral feeding. AIMS: Evaluate the safety and efficacy of fully covered self-expanding metal esophageal stents for nutritional support during neoadjuvant therapy. METHODS: This was a pilot, prospective study at a single tertiary center...
April 8, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375470/endoscopic-stent-suture-fixation-for-prevention-of-esophageal-stent-migration-during-prolonged-dilatation-for-achalasia-treatment
#10
E Rieder, R Asari, M Paireder, J Lenglinger, S F Schoppmann
The aim of this study is to compare endoscopic stent suture fixation with endoscopic clip attachment or the use of partially covered stents (PCS) regarding their capability to prevent stent migration during prolonged dilatation in achalasia. Large-diameter self-expanding metal stents (30 mm × 80 mm) were placed across the gastroesophageal junction in 11 patients with achalasia. Stent removal was scheduled after 4 to 7 days. To prevent stent dislocation, endoscopic clip attachment, endoscopic stent suture fixation, or PCS were used...
April 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375442/radioactive-self-expanding-stents-for-palliative-management-of-unresectable-esophageal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
Hong-Lin Chen, Wang-Qin Shen, Kun Liu
Stent insertion is a feasible and safe palliative management for advanced unresectable esophageal cancer. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of radioactive stent for unresectable esophageal cancer compared with conventional stent. Systematic searches of the PubMed and Web of science are dated from their beginning to January 25, 2016. Studies that compared radioactive stent with conventional stent for unresectable esophageal cancer were included. The outcomes were postimplantation survival, relief of dysphagia, and complications related to stent implant...
May 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365964/application-of-esophageal-irradiation-stents-coated-with-125i-particles-in-advanced-esophageal-cancer
#12
Peng Zhao, Ming-Qiu Zhang, Yong-Li Zhang, Ying-Chang Guo, Yong-Li Zhao, Qing-Wu Wu, Yan-An Zhao, Xi-Zhong Zhang
PURPOSE: The current study was designed to investigate the primary efficacy of esophageal irradiation stents coated with 125I particles in the treatment of elderly patients with advanced esophageal cancer. METHODS: Forty-three elderly patients with advanced esophageal cancer were treated with esophageal stents in the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinxiang Medical University between September 2009 and December 2010. Patients were randomly divided into group A (N=18), treated with irradiation stents, and group B (N=25), treated with ordinary stents...
January 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353121/temperature-monitored-optical-treatment-for-radial-tissue-expansion
#13
Jinoh Bak, Hyun Wook Kang
Esophageal stricture occurs in 7-23% of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. However, the current treatments including stent therapy, balloon dilation, and bougienage involve limitations such as stent migration, formation of the new strictures, and snowplow effect. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the feasibility of structural expansion in tubular tissue ex vivo during temperature-monitored photothermal treatment with a diffusing applicator for esophageal stricture. Porcine liver was used as an ex vivo tissue sample for the current study...
March 29, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336238/hydropneumothorax-due-to-esophageal-rupture
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Joseph R Shiber, Emily Fontane, Jin H Ra, Andrew J Kerwin
BACKGROUND: A brief review of the historical aspects of esophageal rupture is presented along with a case and current recommendations for diagnostic evaluation and treatment. CASE REPORT: A 97-year-old woman complained of acute dyspnea without prior vomiting. Chest x-ray study showed a large right pneumothorax with associated effusion. A thoracostomy tube was placed with return of > 1 L turbid fluid with polymicrobial culture and elevated pleural fluid amylase level...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325073/management-of-a-tracheoesophageal-fistula-in-a-patient-with-aids
#15
Alberto Cabañero, Fernando Dronda, David Saldaña, José Manuel Hermida, Gemma Muñoz, Santiago Moreno
Despite the high frequency of gastrointestinal complications and opportunistic infections in HIV-1 infected patients, tracheoesophageal (TEF) and bronchoesophageal (BEF) fístulas are rare. Our objective is to comunicate an additional and unusual case of TEF in an HIV-1-infected patient whose immunologic status was good with complete suppression of viral replication, so although uncommon, TEF/BEF of an infectious origen should be considered in AIDS. Endoscopic treatment with tracheal/esophageal stents is not without morbidity and mortality...
March 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301367/reconstruction-of-a-long-segment-tracheal-defect-using-an-alloderm-conduit
#16
William D Bolton, Sharon Ben-Or, Allyson L Hale, James E Stephenson
This case describes successful reconstruction of a long-segment tracheal defect using AlloDerm as the conduit for reconstruction. A 38-year-old woman who had undergone a thyroid lobectomy in 2011 presented several months later unable to swallow. Chest computed tomography results revealed a tracheal/esophageal mass and a subsequent bronchoscopy, and esophagogastroduodenoscopy results revealed an upper esophageal/tracheal mass with two areas concerning for fistula. She underwent a bronchoscopy with a tracheal stent and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement...
March 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286555/silicone-covered-biodegradable-magnesium-stent-insertion-in-the-esophagus-a-comparison-with-plastic-stents
#17
Yue-Qi Zhu, Kai Yang, Laura Edmonds, Li-Ming Wei, Reila Zheng, Ruo-Yu Cheng, Wen-Guo Cui, Ying-Sheng Cheng
BACKGROUND: We determined the feasibility of, and tissue response to silicone-covered biodegradable magnesium- and plastic-stent insertion into the esophagus in rabbits. METHODS: The mechanical compression-recovery characteristics and degradation behaviors of the magnesium stent were investigated in vitro. A total of 45 rabbits were randomly divided into a magnesium- (n = 15) and a plastic- (n = 15) stent group, and underwent stent insertion into the lower third of the esophagus under fluoroscopic guidance; a control group (n = 15) did not undergo the intervention...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275475/surgery-and-perioperative-management-for-post-intubation-tracheoesophageal-fistula-case-series-analysis
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Francesco Puma, Jacopo Vannucci, Stefano Santoprete, Moira Urbani, Lucio Cagini, Marco Andolfi, Rossella Potenza, Niccolò Daddi
BACKGROUND: Post-intubation tracheoesophageal fistula (PITEF) is an often mistreated, severe condition. This case series reviewed for both the choice and timing of surgical technique and outcome PITEF patients. METHODS: This case series reviewed ten consecutive patients who had undergone esophageal defect repair and airway resection/reconstruction between 2000 and 2014. All cases were examined for patients: general condition, medical history, preparation to surgery, diagnostic work-up, timing of surgery and procedure, fistula size and site, ventilation type, nutrition, post-operative course and complications...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270670/lumen-apposing-metal-stents-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-benign-esophageal-strictures
#19
Douglas G Adler
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March 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253360/the-effect-of-paclitaxel-eluting-covered-metal-stents-versus-covered-metal-stents-in-a-rabbit-esophageal-squamous-carcinoma-model
#20
Yin Zhang, Limei Ma, Jin Huang, Jinquan Shuang, Jianping Chen, Zhining Fan
BACKGROUND: The use of self-expanding metallic stents (SEMSs) is the current treatment of choice for malignant gastrointestinal obstructions. However, these stents can promote only drainage and have no antitumor effect. Some studies have reported that drug-eluting SEMSs may have tumor inhibition potential. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency and safety of paclitaxel-eluting SEMSs (PEMSs) in rabbit esophageal cancer models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A PEMS was covered with a paclitaxel-incorporated membrane, in which the concentration of paclitaxel was 10% (wt/vol)...
2017: PloS One
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