Mid-term outcomes of side-to-side stapled anastomosis in cervical esophagogastrostomy

Won Min Jo, Seung Shin Jae, Sung Lee In

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This study was conducted to evaluate the mid-term results of cervical esophagogastric anastomosis using a side-to-side stapled anastomosis method for treatment of patients with malignant esophageal disease. A total of 13 patients were reviewed retrospectively from January 2001 to November 2005 who underwent total esophagectomy through a right thoracotomy, gastric tube formation through a midline laparotomy and finally a cervical esophagogastric anastomosis. Average patient age was 62.6 yr old and the male to female ratio was 11:2. The mean anastomosis time was measured to be about 32.5 min; all patients were followed for about 22.8 ± 9.9 months postoperatively. There were no early or late mortalities. There were no complications of anastomosis site leakage or conduit necrosis. A mild anastomotic stricture was noted in one patient, and required two endoscopic bougination procedures at postoperative 4th month. Construction of a cervical esophagogastric anastomosis by side-to-side stapled anastomosis is relatively easy to apply and can be performed in a timely manner. Follow up outcomes are very good. We, therefore, suggest that the side-to-side stapled anastomosis could be used as a safe and effective option for cervical esophagogastric anastomosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1033-1036
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Korean medical science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Anastomosis, surgical
  • Carcinoma, squamous cell
  • Esophageal neoplasms
  • Side-to-side stapled anastomosis
  • Suture techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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