Laparoscopically assisted transhiatal resection for malignancies of the distal esophagus


Van den Broek W., Makay Ö. , Berends F., Yuan J., Houdijk A., Meijer S., ...More

SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, vol.18, no.5, pp.812-817, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00464-003-9173-y
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.812-817

Abstract

Background: Resection of the esophagus remains the only curative therapy for esophageal cancer. Conventional resections are right-side thoracotomy in combination with laparotomy, gastric tube creation, and the transhiatal approach according to Orringer. This study evaluated laparoscopically assisted transhiatal esophagus resection, which offers perfect visualization of the esophagus during mediastinal dissection without the necessity of a thoracotomy.