Applicability and Feasibility of Incorporating Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy at a High Volume Center

@article{Willer2010ApplicabilityAF,
  title={Applicability and Feasibility of Incorporating Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy at a High Volume Center},
  author={Brittany L. Willer and Sumeet K. Mittal and Stephanie G. Worrell and Seemal Mumtaz and Tommy H. Lee},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={14},
  pages={1201-1206}
}
Esophageal resection remains an integral part of treatment for esophageal cancer. Traditionally, the two open operative techniques which incorporate a cervical esophago-gastric anastomosis have been transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) and transthoracic esophagectomy, with en bloc lymphadenectomy (TTE). The clinical decision as to which of these two procedures would best serve the patient often rests on the following notion: the goal of THE is to reduce early postoperative morbidity and mortality by… CONTINUE READING