The pleural wrap in the thoracic esophageal perforation

Aderivaldo Coelho de Andrade Zenon Rocha Filho Valrian Campos Feitosa Jocerlano Santos de Sousa Luiz Joaquim Fonseca Marinho Filho About the authors

The thoracic esophageal perforations frequently complicate with fistula when submitted to primary suture. The use of autogenous tissues, like pleura, to reinforce the primary suture has proved to be useful in reduce the incidence of fistulas or at least the severity of the leaks in case they occur. The mortality has reduced too, consequently. A case of an extensive esophageal perforation is presented, where the use of pleural wrap to reinforce the esophagorrafy was very important to contain the leak and to permit a good evolution of the patient.

Esophageal perforation; Pleural; Surgical flap

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