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Authors Mungo B, Barbetta A, Lidor AO, Stem M, Molena D
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Journal World J Gastrointest Surg Volume: 9 Issue: 3 Pages: 92-96
Publish Date 2017 Mar 27
PubMed ID 28396722
PMC ID 5366931

We describe the case of a patient successfully reconstructed with laparoscopic retrosternal gastric pull-up after esophagectomy for unresectable posterior mediastinal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, eroding into the esophagus and compressing the airways. A partial esophagectomy with esophagostomy was performed for treatment of esophageal pleural fistula and empyema, while the airways were managed with the placement of an endobronchial stent. Gastrointestinal reconstruction was performed using a laparoscopic approach to create a retrosternal tunnel for gastric conduit pull-up and cervical anastomosis. The patient was discharged uneventfully after 6 d, and has done very well at home with normal diet.

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