Delayed repair of esophageal perforation due to transoesophageal echocardiography

  • Savvas Omorphos Cardiothoracic Surgery Dept, Manchester Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom.
  • Christophoros Kotoulas | chrkotoulas@hol.gr Cardiothoracic Surgery Dept, Manchester Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom.
  • Jarrod James Homer Dept of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom.
  • Kenneth Edward McLaughlin Cardiothoracic Surgery Dept, Manchester Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Since its introduction into clinical practice in the 1980s, transesophageal echocardiography has become an invaluable tool in cardiac surgery having only a few cases of serious complications reported in the literature. We report a novel case of delayed surgical repair of esophageal perforation due to transesophageal echocardiography in cardiac surgery and reviewed the anecdotal literature.

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Published
2016-01-26
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Keywords:
rupture (esophageal), esophagus, echocardiography (transoesophageal), CABG surgery
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Omorphos, S., Kotoulas, C., Homer, J. J., & McLaughlin, K. E. (2016). Delayed repair of esophageal perforation due to transoesophageal echocardiography. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 68(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2007.444