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Faculty

Lucas W. Thornblade, MD

Department of Surgery, University of Washington,
Seattle, Washington

Aaron M. Cheng, MD

Department of Surgery, University of Washington,
Seattle, Washington

Douglas E. Wood, MD

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
University of Washington Medical School,
Seattle, Washington

Michael S. Mulligan, MD

Department of Surgery, University of Washington,
Seattle, Washington

Michael D. Saunders, MD

Division of Gastroenterology, University of Washington,
Seattle, Washington

Hao He, PhD

Department of Surgery, University of Washington,
Seattle, Washington

Brant K. Oelschlager, MD

Department of Surgery,
University of Washington Medical School,
Seattle, Washington

David R. Flum, MD

Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Research Center,
University of Washington Medical School,
Seattle, Washington

Farhood Farjah, MD

Department of Surgery,
University of Washington Medical School,
Seattle, Washington

Accredited by

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- identify the mortality of benign esophageal perforation.
- state the FDA approval of the use of endoesophageal stents.
- explain the typical characteristics and outcomes of the patient that presents esophageal perforation with a benign etiology.
- predict the average cost of care for a patient with a benign esophageal perforation.
- outline the current method of management of benign esophageal perforation between surgical therapy, stent, or drainage.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2017-Jul-01
Expiration Date:2019-Jul-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:$470.00/yr

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