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Asian J Surg. 2016 Jan;39(1):45-7. doi: 10.1016/j.asjsur.2014.01.002. Epub 2014 Mar 15.

Malignancy arising in a 41-year-old colonic interposition graft.

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Department of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore.
2
Department of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore. Electronic address: melteo1@gmail.com.

Abstract

The colon can be used for esophageal reconstruction after an esophagectomy. The development of a malignancy in the colonic interposition graft is rare, with less than 15 cases reported in the literature. We present a case of a 60-year-old male with high-grade dysplasia of the colonic interposition graft used for reconstruction of the esophagus, which developed 41 years after the esophageal reconstruction. The long-term complication of the development of a malignancy must be considered when using the colon for reconstruction especially when the esophageal reconstruction is performed for a benign cause.

KEYWORDS:

colonic interposition graft; esophageal reconstruction; malignancy

PMID:
24637188
DOI:
10.1016/j.asjsur.2014.01.002
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