Esophageal emergencies: WSES guidelines

Mircea Chirica, Michael D Kelly, Stefano Siboni, Alberto Aiolfi, Carlo Galdino Riva, Emanuele Asti, Davide Ferrari, Ari Leppäniemi, Richard P G Ten Broek, Pierre Yves Brichon, Yoram Kluger, Gustavo Pereira Fraga, Gil Frey, Nelson Adami Andreollo, Federico Coccolini, Cristina Frattini, Ernest E Moore, Osvaldo Chiara, Salomone Di Saverio, Massimo SartelliDieter Weber, Luca Ansaloni, Walter Biffl, Helene Corte, Imtaz Wani, Gianluca Baiocchi, Pierre Cattan, Fausto Catena, Luigi Bonavina

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The esophagus traverses three body compartments (neck, thorax, and abdomen) and is surrounded at each level by vital organs. Injuries to the esophagus may be classified as foreign body ingestion, caustic ingestion, esophageal perforation, and esophageal trauma. These lesions can be life-threatening either by digestive contamination of surrounding structures in case of esophageal wall breach or concomitant damage of surrounding organs. Early diagnosis and timely therapeutic intervention are the keys of successful management.

Original languageEnglish
Article number26
Pages (from-to)26
JournalWorld Journal of Emergency Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2019
Externally publishedYes


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