End-to-end versus end-to-side esophagogastrostomy after esophageal cancer resection: a prospective randomized study. Ann Surg 2011; 254: 226-233.

Published: 8th December 2011

Authors: Nederlof N, Tilanus H, Tran TCK, Hop WCJ, Wijnhoven B, de Jonge J. et al.

Conclusion

The end to side anastomosis reduced the rate of subsequent anastomotic stricture that required dilatation: 18 vs. 40 per cent, P<0.001. However, this anastomosis was associated with a greater risk of anastomotic leakage (41 vs. 22 per cent, P=0.04), that resulted in a longer stay in hospital (22 vs. 15 days, P=0.02).

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