Minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy.

  title={Minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy.},
  author={Ninh Tuan Nguyen and David M Follette and Pascale Lemoine and Peter F Roberts and James E. Goodnight},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={72 2},
Ivor Lewis esophagectomy consists of a laparotomy and right thoracotomy for resection of the intrathoracic esophagus. Recent advances in minimally invasive surgical technology have allowed surgeons to apply laparoscopy and thoracoscopy to perform esophagectomy. However, there have been few reports that describe a totally minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy. We present a case of combined laparoscopic and thoracoscopic resection of the distal third esophagus with an intrathoracic… CONTINUE READING

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