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© 2017 Royal College of Surgeons of England. The use of endoluminal stents to treat anastomotic leaks post oesophagogastric resection remains controversial. While some advocate stents to expedite recovery, others advise caution due to the risk of major morbidity and mortality. We describe a case of anastomotic leak following total gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma treated with a self-expanding metallic stent. Complications with the initial stent were treated with a further stent, which compromised the function of the oesophagus and eroded into the aorta, necessitating a colonic reconstruction and endovascular aortic stenting.
Author(s): Munro CE, Stamp GFW, Phillips AW, Griffin SM
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Online publication date: 24/01/2018
Acceptance date: 02/04/2016
ISSN (print): 0035-8843
ISSN (electronic): 1478-7083
Publisher: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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