Clinical Challenges in Thoracic Surgery: Esophageal Perforation

EP. 477Mar. 28, 202241:08
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

- 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

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