Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2007 Sep;40(9):655-658.

Thoracoscopic Surgery for Esophageal Perforation and Achalasia: Two cases report

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea. jheon@snubh.org

Abstract

Esophageal perforation is relatively uncommon but it often cause fatal if not properly treated, and it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. We report here on two cases of esophageal perforation caused by Boerhaave syndrome or pneumatic dilatation for treating achalasia. The patients were successfully treated with thoracoscopic primary repair and esophagomyotomy.

Keyword

Esophageal perforation; Esophageal disease; Thoracoscopy; Esophageal achalasia

MeSH Terms

Dilatation
Esophageal Achalasia*
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Perforation*
Humans
Mortality
Thoracoscopy*
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