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Management of Injury to the Thoracic Esophagus

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Gastroenterology

Objective:

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Description:

Transmural injury to the esophagus is not common, but when it occurs the mortality may be high, either due to failure to diagnose the injury or because of associated visceral injuries. Once diagnosed care is taken to eliminate leakage and to ensure a good closure of he defect.

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