Esophageal perforation following cervical mediastinoscopy: A rare serious complication

Aaron J. Weiss, Benjamin Salter, Adam Evans, Ramachandra Reddy

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We describe a rare case of esophageal perforation following cervical mediastinoscopy on a patient with mediastinal lymphadenopathy and right upper lobe (RUL) mass. The patient was successfully treated with esophageal stenting and bilateral pleural exploration and drainage with eventual discharge tolerating a regular diet. This report details an uncommon but noteworthy complication to keep in mind when performing this procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E678-E681
JournalJournal of Thoracic Disease
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2015


  • Cervical mediastinoscopy
  • Esophageal injury
  • Esophageal perforation
  • Esophageal stenting


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