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Nihon Rinsho Geka Gakkai Zasshi (Journal of Japan Surgical Association)
Treatments of major anastomotic leaks range from surgical methods including re-operation to conservative management, but what is the best treatment is still controversial. Herein we present two patients suffering from anastomotic leakage after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. Both patients underwent thoraco-abdominal subtotal esophagectomy with lymph node dissection. Transthoracic gastroesophagostomy was employed as the reconstruction procedure. Anastomotic leakage occurreddoi:10.3919/jjsa.74.3292 fatcat:txtsmvkn7nc3vj6huznqtog5iu