Esophagotomy


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Esophagotomy

 

incision or transection of the esophageal wall to open and pass through the lumen of the esophagus. Esophagotomy is performed to remove foreign bodies from the esophagus or eliminate any obstruction, for example, a tumor. Transection of the esophagus and healing of its ends to the skin are used in experimental physiology (seeSHAM FEEDING).

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If conservative treatment failed, esophagotomy is indicated as reported by Sreenu and Sureshkumar (2001).
6) If a denture is found via rigid esophagoscopy to be deeply embedded in the wall of the esophagus, then esophagotomy is the best option for removing the dental prosthesis.
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