oa South African Medical Journal - Post-cricoid pharyngo-oesophageal perforation due to endoscopy (325KB )
|Article Title||Post-cricoid pharyngo-oesophageal perforation due to endoscopy (325KB )|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Addington Hospital, Durban|
|Publication Date||Jan 1951|
|Pages||37 - 38|
|Keyword(s)||Endoscopy, Oesophagus and Post-cricoid|
When perforation occurs after endoscopy, provided the endoscopist is confident that it has not resulted in the region of a pre-existing lesion, it is almost certainly in the post-cricoid area. As soon as the diagnosis is made the perforation should be exposed and sutured. Delay must lead to an increase in the friability of the oesophageal wall with a consequent likelihood of the stitches cutting out, as occurred in the case descriptionbed.
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