Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

ISSN: 2155-6113

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Jayakrishna Reddy

Lifeline Institute of Minimal Access Surgery, New Avadi Road, Alagappa Nagar, Kilpauk, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Research Article   
    Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy in People Living with HIV
    Author(s): Rajkumar JS, Akbar S*, Anirudh JR, Prabhakaran R, N Kumaraswamy, Selvamuthu Poongulali, Jayakrishna Reddy and Nabeel Nazeer

    Background: People living with HIV infection have a longer survival rate after the introduction of Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Hence major resections in these patients can be performed safely. Materials and methods: 5 retro positive patients underwent minimally invasive esophagostomy (MIE) in our institution between 2010 and 2015. Patient demographics, HIV status (CD4 count and viral load), Post-operative mortality, technical feasibility and outcomes were analyzed. Results: Out of the 5 thoraco-lap esophagectomies, none required conversion. One patient died in the postoperative period due to overwhelming chest infection and sepsis (mortality - 20%). Two patients (40%) required prolonged ventilatory support in the postoperative setting. We had anastomotic leak in one patient (20%), .. Read More»

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