Thoracoscopic drainage as primary management of delayed presentation of blunt esophageal rupture

Andre A. Dick, Robert E. Cilley, Peter W. Dillon, Christopher J. Blewett

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Blunt trauma resulting in intrataoracic esophageal injury is rare. Here we present a case of delayed diagnosis of blunt esophageal injury managed by thorascopic drainage. Diligent observation to clinical signs and symptoms of patients with blunt thoraco-abdominal trauma is most important in diagnosing and treating esophageal trauma, and would lead to a decrease in morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-266
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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