Post Ivor Lewis - swallow appearances

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Distal oesophageal tumour. Day 7 post Ivor Lewis procedure. Anastomosis check.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male
Fluoroscopy

Status post Ivor Lewis procedure.

Left pleural drain.   

Gastro-oesophageal anastomosis.

No leak.

Case Discussion

An Ivor Lewis procedure is typically undertaken for distal oesophageal malignancy.

The stomach is 'pulled' into the thoracic cavity giving a distinct appearance on swallow studies, with the rugal folds of the stomach evident.

This shows normal post operative appearances.

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Case information

rID: 48851
Case created: 27th Oct 2016
Last edited: 27th Oct 2016
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