Video-assisted thoracoscopic esophagectomy and radical lymph node dissection for esophageal cancer. A series of 75 cases.

@article{Osugi2002VideoassistedTE,
  title={Video-assisted thoracoscopic esophagectomy and radical lymph node dissection for esophageal cancer. A series of 75 cases.},
  author={Harushi Osugi and Masashi Takemura and Makoto Higashino and Norikata Takada and S Lee and Masato Ueno and Yohsuke Tanaka and Kennichirou Fukuhara and Yasumasa Hashimoto and Yosie Fujiwara and Hiroyasu Kinoshita},
  journal={Surgical endoscopy},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 11},
  pages={1588-93}
}
BACKGROUND The efficacy of thoracoscopic radical esophagectomy for cancer has yet to be established, mainly because previous reports have not included a sufficient number of cases. METHODS Seventy-five treatment-naive patients with esophageal cancer without contiguous spread underwent esophageal mobilization and extensive mediastinal lymphadenectomy through a 5-cm mini-thoracotomy and four trocar ports. RESULTS Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery was performed without major intraoperative… CONTINUE READING

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