Colonic esophageal interposition

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

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Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

The lungs are hyperinflated due to emphysema. Minor fibrosis in the upper zones is longstanding. Colon with haustrations is seen in the right side of the mediastinum in keeping with prior esophagectomy.

Case Discussion

The patient had esophagectomy for a distal stricture. Colonic interposition was a routine method but is no longer commonly used.

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Case information

rID: 73673
Published: 29th Jan 2020
Last edited: 29th Jan 2020
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