Two cases of esophageal cancer with portal hypertension treated with esophagectomy with venous shunt procedure

Kenji Kikuchi, Shunichi Okushiba, Shuuji Kitashiro, You Kawarada, Toshiaki Shichinohe, Yuhei Yamamoto, Yoshito Komatsu, Toshiaki Morikawa, Hiroyuki Kato, Satoshi Kondo

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Abstract

Some 4-6% of esophageal cancer patients have liver cirrhosis, and the incidence of complication after esophageal cancer surgery in portal hypertension due to liver cirrhosis is high. One serious complication is anastomotic leakage due to congestion of venous flow in the early postoperative course. We conducted a venous shunt in addition to reconstruction of the esophagus after esophagectomy using the gastric tube in two cases of esophageal cancer with portal hypertension to avoid congestion in the gastric tube. In Case 1, a patient with portal hypertension due to liver cirrhosis had esophageal cancer type-III. After esophagectomy, we anastomosed the left gastric vein and the anterior jugular vein. In Case 2, a patient with portal hypertension due to chronic hepatitis had esophageal cancer type-II. After esophagectomy, we anastomosed the left gastric vein and the internal mammary vein. After anastomosis in both cases, we confirmed disappearance of congestion in the gastric tube. Short-term postoperative course are uneventful without serious complications such as anastomotic leakage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-163
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Gastroenterological Surgery
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02-2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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    Kikuchi, K., Okushiba, S., Kitashiro, S., Kawarada, Y., Shichinohe, T., Yamamoto, Y., Komatsu, Y., Morikawa, T., Kato, H., & Kondo, S. (2006). Two cases of esophageal cancer with portal hypertension treated with esophagectomy with venous shunt procedure. Japanese Journal of Gastroenterological Surgery, 39(2), 158-163. https://doi.org/10.5833/jjgs.39.158