Federico Gheza, MD, Roberto E Bustos, MD, Alberto Mangano, MD, Mario A Masrur, MD, Pier C Giulianotti, MD, FACS. UIC Chicago
We present a case of a 52 year-old male who underwent robot assisted esophagectomy and toracic anastomosis for untreatable dysphagia after repeated attempt to avoid the resection.
An end-to-end, manual, single layer anastomosis was performed.
In postoperative day 4 an Upper GI was normal, but 2 days later the patient had sudden chest pain after drinking liquids and a second upper GI series demonstrated a fistula.
In few hours the patient was reoperated with a minimally invasive approach: a toracoscopy founded a small anterior anastomotic leakage. We decided to add few more interrupted stitches and an omental patch. The treatment was successful and the patient was discarged in postoperative day 6 and started eating solid food after 40 days.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 88063
Program Number: V113
Presentation Session: Robotics 2 Session
Presentation Type: Video