Episode 477

Clinical Challenges in Thoracic Surgery: Esophageal Perforation

EP. 477 •

Mar 28

• 41 MIN

Clinical Challenges in Thoracic Surgery: Esophageal Perforation

OVERVIEW

Thoughts of esophageal perforations keeping you up at night? Actual esophageal perforations keeping you up at night?  Drs. Brian Louie, Peter White, and Megan Lenihan discuss both the tried-and-true and the cutting-edge management of this challenging problem.

Learning Objectives

– Understand basic principles of management

– Review differences in management based on different underlying pathology and location

– Learn indications and techniques for advanced endoscopic interventions for perforations

– Discuss nutrition planning 

Referenced Material

– Thornblade LW, Cheng AM, Wood DE et al. A Nationwide Rise in the Use of Stents for Benign Esophageal Perforation. Ann Thorac Surg 2017; 104(1):227-233. DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.03.069
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.03.069

– Watkins JR and Farivar AS. Endoluminal Therapies for Esophageal Perforations and Leaks. Thorac Surg Clin 2018; 28(4):541-554. DOI: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2018.07.002
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.thorsurg.2018.07.002

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