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Type: Journal article
Title: Totally endoscopic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy
Author: Watson, D.
Davies, N.
Jamieson, G.
Citation: Surgical Endoscopy: surgical and interventional techniques, 1999; 13(3):293-297
Issue Date: 1999
ISSN: 0930-2794
Abstract: Esophagectomy is associated with significant risks of perioperative morbidity and mortality, as well as prolonged convalescence due to effects of the incisions used for conventional surgical access. Because the outcome of this procedure is palliative in the majority of patients, it is possible that laparoscopic techniques could improve initial postoperative outcomes and therefore make surgery more acceptable for patients with esophageal cancer. A new technique is described for Ivor Lewis esophagectomy, which incorporates a hand-assisted laparoscopic approach for gastric mobilization and a thoracoscopic approach for esophageal dissection and anastomosis. Initial experience in two patients has been encouraging, with postoperative hospital stay and convalescence shortened.
Keywords: Humans
Esophageal Neoplasms
Treatment Outcome
Palliative Care
Middle Aged
DOI: 10.1007/s004649900969
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