Case Report
 
Esophageal bypass could improve the quality of life of patients with far-advanced esophageal carcinoma associated with complicated organ disease
Tadahiro Nozoe1, Shuhei Ito1, Takefumi Ohga1, Takahiro
1Department of Surgery, Fukuoka Higashi Medical Center, 1-1-1, Chidori, Koga, Japan

Article ID: 100934Z01TN2018
doi: 10.5348/100934Z01TN2018CR

Corresponding Author:
Tadahiro Nozoe, MD
Department of Surgery
Fukuoka Higashi Medical Center
1-1-1, Chidori, Koga
811-3195, Japan

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Nozoe T, Ito S, Ohga T, Ezaki T. Esophageal bypass could improve the quality of life of patients with far-advanced esophageal carcinoma associated with complicated organ disease. Int J Case Rep Images 2018;9:100934Z01TN2018.


ABSTRACT

Introduction: Dysphagia due to passage disturbance is the most distressing symptom of patients with far-advanced esophageal carcinoma that cannot be treated by curative resection.

Case Report: We experienced a 74-year-old patient with far-advanced esophageal carcinoma associated with severe interstitial pneumonia for whom bypass surgery was able to improve the quality of life. While he was able to enjoy eating for more than a year, he died of respiratory failure due to deterioration of the interstitial pneumonia 14 months after the surgical treatment.

Conclusion: Bypass surgery can be considered one of the therapeutic options for patients with far-advanced esophageal carcinoma who suffer from passage disturbance.

Keywords: Bypass surgery, Esophageal carcinoma, Food intake


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Author Contributions
Tadahiro Nozoe – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Shuhei Ito – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Drafting the article, Final approval of the version to be published
Takefumi Ohga – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Drafting the article, Final approval of the version to be published
Takahiro Ezaki – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Drafting the article, Final approval of the version to be published
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