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 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 106 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1457496916630652
  • Title of Journal : Scandinavian journal of surgery : SJS : official organ for the Finnish Surgical Society and the Scandinavian Surgical Society
  • Page Numbers: pp.62-67

Abstract

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.