Intracavitary urokinase therapy for multiloculated empyema caused by major leakage from intrathoracic esophagojejunostomy

Toshio Miyata, Takeyoshi Yumiba, Yoshio Yamasaki

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Abstract

Empyema following intrathoracic leakage from anastomosis is a severe complication of surgery for esophageal cancer. We present a case report of successful intracavitary urokinase therapy for pleural empyema resulting from leakage from an intrathoracic esophagojejunostomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-35
Number of pages3
JournalEsophagus
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Mar

Keywords

  • Anastomotic leakage
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Pleural empyema
  • Urokinase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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