A new method for intrathoracic anastomosis in laparoscopic esophagectomy

@article{Thairu2007ANM,
  title={A new method for intrathoracic anastomosis in laparoscopic esophagectomy},
  author={Nagaru Thairu and Santanu Biswas and Yasser Abdulaal and Hamid Ali},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2007},
  volume={21},
  pages={1887-1890}
}
The benefits of laparoscopic procedures over the traditional open technique for esophagectomy in the management of esophageal cancer are well documented. A disadvantage of the laparoscopic technique is longer surgery, particularly in the early part of a surgeon’s “learning curve.” In a two-stage (Ivor-Lewis) procedure, performance of the esophagogastric anastomosis within the chest can be a “rate-limiting step.” A circular stapler is used, which requires placement of a purse-string suture or a… CONTINUE READING

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