Transhiatal esophagectomy for squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus.

Eighty patients underwent transhiatal esophagectomy for squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus. Dysphagia for solids was the presenting symptom in 90% of the patients. The standard technique of transhiatal esophagectomy was used and cervical anastomosis were hand sewn. The average operative time and blood loss were 190 min and 350 cc respectively. The 30… CONTINUE READING