Esophageal cancer surgery in heart transplant patients

Burkhard H.A. Von Rahden, Hubert J. Stein, Georg Schmidt, Holger Bartels, Matthias Overbeck, J. Rüdiger Siewert

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We herein report about 2 heart transplant patients undergoing surgical resection for esophageal cancer. Both were long-term survivors after orthotopic heart transplantation for dilated cardiomyopathy. One patient underwent a transthoracic esophagectomy and gastric pull-up for an early squamous cell carcinoma of the infracarinal esophagus. The second patient underwent a resection of the cervical esophagus and interposition of a free jejunal segment after neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy for a locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma in the cervical esophagus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1510-1512
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes


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