General Surgery; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Medical College Pakistan
Esophageal perforation is a serious condition with a high mortality rate. Management strategy of such a patient depends on the extent of perforation and the time interval between perforation and diagnosis. The use of a T tube to treat delayed esophageal perforation with complete resolution and no need for future definitive surgery has been less frequently described. We adapted this principle in successful management of a 73 year old patient with four days history of fever, shortness of breath, chest pain and radiological evidence of perforation.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Khan, M. Z.,
Sharif, H. M.
(2011). T-tube management of late esophageal perforation. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 61(4), 418-420.
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