Analyzing Oesophago-Gastric Leaks From Diagnosis to Management


About this study

THe purpose of this international study is to identify the incidence of oesophago-gastric leaks, identify when they are diagnosed and how they are specifically managed.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  •  All adult patients undergoing oesophagectomy for malignancy with an oesophagogastric anastomosis performed during the study period.
  •  Any approach (2 stage Ivor Lewis, 3 stage McKeown, thoracoabdominal, trans‐hiatal) using any combination of open, robotic or standard minimal access approaches.
  •  Elective (planned) resections.
  •  Thoracic and cervical anastomotic locations.

Exclusion Criteria:

  •  Extended Total Gastrectomy.
  •  Pharyngolaryngoesophagectomy.
  •  Colonic interposition and small bowel jejunal interposition reconstructions.
  •  Emergency resection.
  •  Resections for benign disease.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Mathew Thomas, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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