Post Ivor Lewis - swallow appearances

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Distal oesophageal tumour. Day 7 post Ivor Lewis procedure. Anastomosis check.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Status post Ivor Lewis procedure.

Left pleural drain.   

Gastro-esophageal anastomosis.

No leak.

Case Discussion

An Ivor Lewis procedure is typically undertaken for distal esophageal malignancy.

The stomach is 'pulled' into the thoracic cavity giving a distinct appearance on swallow studies, with the rugal folds of the stomach evident.

This shows normal post operative appearances.

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Case information

rID: 48851
Published: 27th Oct 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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