Symptomatic mucocele of a surgically excluded esophagus

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Address correspondence to: Dr J. W. van Sandick, Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tel: (+31) 20 566 2666; Fax: (+31) 20 691 4858; E-mail: j.w.vansandick@wanadoo.nl.

Abstract

SUMMARY. Isolated esophageal segments following esophageal bypass surgery may develop into mucus-filled dilatations (mucoceles) of the esophagus. They usually remain small and asymptomatic. This report describes a patient who developed a symptomatic esophageal mucocele 1 year after surgical exclusion of the thoracic esophagus for Boerhaave's syndrome.

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