Muhammad Saleem Arshad, Azhar Javed Bohkhari, Andleeb Khanum, Muhammad Tufail, Khalid Javaid Abid.
The outcome of stomach pull up in the benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus.
Ann King Edward Med Uni Jan ;10(4):348-50.
The objective of the study was to assess the outcome of stomach pull up in benign and malignant diseases of esophagus. This study was conducted between January 1998 to January 2001, at Shaikh Zayed Hospital and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore to evaluate the results of "Stomach pull-up" in benign and malignant diseases of esophagus. This study included twenty-five patients both males and females of different ages. Seven patients formed the benign group and eighteen patients in malignant group. Barium studies, gastroscopy and biopsy and C.T scan were important investigation other than the routine ones. We followed Orringer`s technique in most cases of "Stomach Pull-up”. Results of study were encouraging. The incidence of pneumothorax was 40% and anastomotic leak was 30% and mortality rate of 10% which were comparable to those reported in literature. We optimistically conclude from this study that stomach "pull up" is a safe and simple procedure and we recommend it as a curative and palliative procedure for benign and malignant diseases of esophagus.
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