STEP 19Posterior mediastinum

Interposition of the colon through the posterior mediastinum is performed in the bed of the removed esophagus. The posterior mediastinal route of the interposed colon is favorable to the substernal or presternal position because of the shorter distance to the neck. In addition, the posterior mediastinal route prevents kinking of the colon and leads to better functional results. The interposed colon causes hemostasis in the operation field.

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