Intraoperatively Testing the Anastomotic Integrity of Esophagojejunostomy Using Methylene Blue.

Celik S., Almali N., Aras A., Yilmaz O., Kiziltan R.

Scandinavian journal of surgery : SJS : official organ for the Finnish Surgical Society and the Scandinavian Surgical Society, vol.106, no.1, pp.62-67, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Intraoperative testing of gastrointestinal anastomosis effectively ensures anastomotic integrity. This study investigated whether the routine use of methylene blue intraoperatively identified leaks to reduce the postoperative proportion of clinical leaks.