Back-up procedures following complicated gastric pull-up procedure for esophageal reconstruction: Salvage with intestinal flaps

SAÇAK B. , Orfaniotis G., Nicoli F., Liu E., Ciudad P., Chen S., ...More

MICROSURGERY, vol.36, no.7, pp.567-572, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/micr.22520
  • Title of Journal : MICROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.567-572


BackgroundGastric pull-up (GPU) is the most common procedure for restoring the continuity of the alimentary tract. Yet, complications because of anastomotic problems are reported to be as high as 25% after this procedure. Managing the neck with anastomotic leakage or stricture following failed GPU and/or radiotherapy is formidable. We report our method, basic algorithm and results with the complicated GPU procedure management with intestinal transfers .