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Authors
Keywords
esophageal cancer
thoracoscopic esophagectomy
tracheal diverticulum
NDC
Natural science
Abstract
Tracheal diverticulum is rarely encountered in a clinical setting since almost all patients are asymptomatic. However, its presence may become a problem during esophageal cancer operations in terms of anesthesia and lymph node dissection of superior mediastinum lymphadenectomy. A 70−year−old man with esophageal cancer was referred to our hospital. During thoracoscopic subtotal esophagectomy, we found a cystic lesion connected to the right posterior wall of the trachea. We evaluated the preoperative computed tomography scan during surgery and made a diagnosis of tracheal diverticulum because of the presence of paratracheal air cysts, which had not been noticed preoperatively. It was resected by a linear stapler and the postoperative course of the patient was uneventful. A careful preoperative evaluation of computed tomography and operation are necessary to avoid injury of tracheal diverticulum during thoracoscopic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer revealing a tracheal diverticulum.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
Link
http://www.lib.tottori-u.ac.jp/yam/yam/yam60-3/yam-60-200.pdf
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta Medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta Medica
Volume
60
Issue
3
Start Page
200
End Page
203
Published Date
2017-09-15
Text Version
Publisher
Citation
Yonago Acta Medica. 2017, 60(3), 200-203
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English