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August 1980

Esophageal Transection for Bleeding Esophageal VaricesUse of the EEA Stapler

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital, Detroit.

Arch Surg. 1980;115(8):991-992. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380080081018

• The end-to-end anastomosis (EEA) stapler was successfully used for esophageal transection in a patient with recurrent esophageal variceal bleeding and poor cardiopulmonary status.

(Arch Surg 115:991-992, 1980)

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