After resection of the stenotic segment, mobilization of the proximal and distal end of the esophagus restores the basis for reconstruction of the continuity with single layer end-to-end anastomosis in single suture technique. The distance of each suture should be 5 mm. Each stitch should be placed 5 mm distant to the anastomosis.
In stenosis shorter than 1 cm, strictureplasty according to Heineke Mikulicz should be performed. Therefore a longitudinal esophagectomy is performed using a single layer transverse closure with mattress sutures.
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