Colonic esophageal interposition

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Ian Bickle et al.

Colonic esophageal interposition is a now rarely performed upper gastrointestinal tract surgical procedure, in which colon is used to replace the distal esophagus.

This was performed for long esophageal strictures or in some cases malignancy.

The haustra of the colon are illustrated on plain radiograph, CT and barium swallow when imaged.

Oesophageal pathology
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Article information

rID: 40093
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Colonic esphageal interposition
  • Colonic interposition for oesphageal replacement
  • Colonic interposition for esphageal replacement

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