Ivor-Lewis Esophagectomy With and Without Laparoscopic Conditioning of the Gastric Conduit


Anastomotic leakage is still the major surgical complication following transthoracic esophagectomy with intrathoracic esophagogastrostomy (Ivor-Lewis procedure). Modifications of this standard procedure aim to reduce postoperative morbidity and mortality. In this retrospective analysis of a 12-year period, 419 patients who had an Ivor-Lewis (IL) procedure… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-010-0403-x


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