An 85-year-old man suffering from oropharyngeal dysphagia due to a pharyngeal pouch and cricopharyngeal spasm underwent endoscopic stapling of the pouch under general anaesthesia. During the procedure, an iatrogenic perforation of the oesophagus was noticed. After considering several options, 5 mL of Tisseel tissue glue was used to seal the perforation intraoperatively. The patient was started on intravenous co-amoxiclav, kept nil by mouth and fed via a nasogastric tube. After 4 days of observation mediastinal collection and any leakage was ruled out with a gastrografin contrast swallow procedure. At this point he was considered safe for oral intake.
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Contributors SRR contributed to the write-up of the case report. JM and SM aided with the acquisition and interpretation of the patient case details and subsequently helped with their proof-reading skills and approval of the case report’s final version. SF contributed with her proof-reading skills and approval of the case report’s final version.
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Competing interests None declared.
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