Lee L. Swanström (USA-France)

Jie He (China)

Michio Hongo (Japan)


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Session 30


Monday, September 4
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Room 2



Complications of esophagectomy (Part 1)


Chairs: Andrew Chang (USA) – Navtej S. Buttar (USA)

Discussant: Denis Collet (France)


  • Physiopathology of post-operative pulmonary complications.
  • Effective ways of prevention for leakages after esophagectomy. Ke-neng Chen (China)
               - Does ischemic pre-conditioning prevent anastomotic leak?
  • Early detection.
  • What is the role of early endoscopy in detection of anastomotic leakage? Denis Collet (France)
  • How to identify Ischemia of transposed stomach early?
  • Is a cervical anastomosis safer than an intrathoracic?
  • How to proper diagnose a cervical leakage? Enrique D. Pirchi (Argentina)
  • What is the state of the art management of cervical leakage? Ines Gockel (Germany)
  • How to avoid leakage in cervical esophago-gastro-anastomosis?
  • How to proper diagnose a intrathoracic leakage? Joerg Theisen (Germany)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of tracheoesophageal fistula after VATS esophagectomies.
  • Stent placement for endoscopic management of leaks after esophagectomy. Khean-li Goh (Malaysia)
  • Sponge treatment for leakage of intrathoracic anastomosis – first choice? Peter Grimminger (Germany)
  • How should intrathoracic anastomotic leak be managed – operation or otherwise?
  • Acceptable frequency, options and best strategy to treat chylothorax?
  • What are the Indications of per-cutaneous treatment of chylothorax? Bernard Meunier (France)




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