esophagostomy

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esophagostomy

 [ĕ-sof″ah-gos´tah-me]
the creation of an artificial opening into the esophagus.

e·soph·a·gos·to·my

(ĕ-sof'ă-gos'tŏ-mē),
Surgical formation of an opening directly into the esophagus from without.
[esophagus + G. stoma, mouth]

esophagostomy

(ĭ-sŏf′ə-gŏs′tə-mē)
n.
The surgical formation of an opening directly into the esophagus.

esophagostomy

[esof′əgos′təmē]
a surgical opening into the esophagus for enteral tube feeding.

e·soph·a·gos·to·my

(ĕ-sof-ă-gos'tŏ-mē)
Surgical formation of an opening directly into the esophagus from without.
Synonym(s): oesophagostomy.
[esophagus + G. stoma, mouth]

esophagostomy

the creation of an artificial opening into the esophagus.

cervical esophagostomy
one performed in cervical section of esophagus, often for purposes of placing an indwelling feeding tube when oral alimentation is impossible because of injury or surgery.
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These methods include revision fundoplication, esophageal resection, esophageal defunctioning (diversion) with a cervical esophagostomy, gastrostomy, or feeding jejunostomy, and interposition of healthy vascularized tissue, such as healthy omentum, diaphragm, and rectus muscle flaps, between the ends of the fistula.
Chromic catgut ligatures, which are used to ligate the cervical esophagus distal to diverting cervical esophagostomy and the distal esophagus proximal to gastrostomy, generally dissolve within 30 days.
The patient underwent an esophageal resection with placement of feeding tubes and formation of a cervical esophagostomy and drainage of the abscess, followed by nutritional optimization at a rehabilitation center.
The proximal esophagus was drained with a Silastic tube, which was later revised into a cervical esophagostomy.