The Role of Esophagogastric Anastomotic Technique in Decreasing Benign Stricture Formation in the Surgery of Esophageal Carcinoma

Mohsen Sokouti, Samad EJ Golzari, Masoud Pezeshkian & Mohammad-Reza Farahnak
Introduction: Postoperative stenosis and dysphagia after esophageal carcinoma resection is the major problem. The aim of this study is to compare two types cervical esophagogastric anastomosis in reduction of stricture formation in esophageal cancer surgery. Methods: The subjects of this study were 223 patients undergoing esophageal carcinoma resection during 1998 to 2007. Twenty two patients were excluded from the study because of recurrent malignancy of anastomosis, mortality and losing in follow up period. Two hundred...