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March 1932

MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY, OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGICAL SERVICES: Regular Weekly Meetings, May 27 to June 24, 1931

Arch Otolaryngol. 1932;15(3):472-478. doi:10.1001/archotol.1932.03570030490018

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Abstract

POUCH OF THE ESOPHAGUS, ONE YEAR AFTER OPERATION. DR. G. B. FRED.

A patient, 67 years old, had had difficulty in swallowing for two years. At the time that he presented himself at the hospital for treatment he was able to swallow only water and thin soup. The history was typical of pouch of the esophagus. He was operated on one year before this meeting. I present the case now to show the end-result. The pouch was removed by the two-stage operation. The first stage of the operation, performed under ether anesthesia, consisted of exposing the pouch through an incision in the side of the neck. The pharynx was exposed and the pouch was dissected free. The fundus was brought up to the edge of the skin, care being taken that no tension was put on the lumen of the esophagus. The second stage of the operation was done a

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