The Adjustable Esophageal Reconstruction Tube* is a
modification of the original design of the Hood Esophageal
Reconstruction Tube. It is used in temporary reconstruction
and stenting of the cervical esophagus.
The tube is used after the first-stage operation to relieve
profuse salivary leakage by way of the pharyngostoma.
It maintains a wide patent pharyngostoma and
creates a trough between the pharyngostoma and the
esophagostoma to facilitate the second-stage procedure.
The funnel shaped superior end conforms to the
hypopharynx and has been redesigned to adapt to the
anatomy of the esophagus at the upper post cricoid level.
The bulbous protrusions are adjustable allowing flexibility
in adjustment of the tube position to prevent displacement
without suturing the tube.
The Hood Intended Use and Instruction Manual, which is
supplied with each product, provides detailed information
on insertion technique, sterilization, and postoperative care.
* Designed with assistance from Isaac Eliachar, M.D.,
Cleveland Clinic Foundation