oa South African Medical Journal - The technique of high oesophago-gastric anastomosis

Volume 26, Issue 37
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A brief survey of existing techniques of high oesophago-gastric anastomosis and their histories has been given. Experience in treating cicatricial strictures of the oesophagus by high oesophago-gastric anastomosis is discussed. Suggestions are made for avoiding the commoner complications of the operations. A preference for the left-sided thoraco-abdominal incision for mobilization of the stomach plus a higher intercostal or cervical incision for the anastomosis is stated.

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