Laparoscopically assisted transhiatal resection for malignancies of the distal esophagus


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… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-004-0082-5


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