Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy risks rendering the gastric conduit unusable for esophagectomy

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Abstract

SUMMARY

Surgical treatment for cancer of the esophagus most often involves replacement of the esophagus with a gastric conduit. This gastric tube relies upon the continuity of the gastroepiploic artery for its blood supply. This case report involves a patient whose gastroepiploic artery became thrombosed by a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, rendering his gastric conduit unusable.

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