The Novel Conduit: Challenges of Esophagectomy After Bariatric Surgery.
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
washington; swedish; seattle
Metabolic surgery has been on the rise over the last 2 decades. As more literature has been being published regarding its efficacy in treating metabolic syndrome as well as advancements in surgical training and safety rise with it, metabolic surgery will in no doubt continue to increase in prevalence. Concomitantly, the prevalence of esophageal cancer is increasing. We present two cases of patients who are status post sleeve gastrectomy and require esophagectomy. These patients do not have the availability of a gastric conduit, and colon interposition graft was planned for their reconstructions. We here review the two unique case scenarios as well as an overview of colon interposition technique and workup considerations. The need this reconstruction technique will likely increase in the years to come and metabolic surgery and esophageal cancer both continue to rise.
Jureller, Michael; Logarajah, Shankar I; Van Meter, Travis Allen; Osman, Housam; Jay, John; Moslim, Maitham; Aye, Ralph W; and Jeyarajah, D Rohan, "The Novel Conduit: Challenges of Esophagectomy After Bariatric Surgery." (2022). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 6368.