Principles and Approaches in Surgical Resection of Esophageal Cancer

  • Nassrene Elmadhun
  • Daniela MolenaEmail author


Surgical techniques for esophagectomy have evolved greatly since the first esophagectomy was described in 1913. The following chapter outlines the principles of esophageal resection and reconstruction and details the techniques of the various approaches to esophagectomy including transhiatal esophagectomy, Ivor Lewis esophagectomy, Hole McKeown esophagectomy, and minimally invasive esophagectomy. This chapter also discusses common complications after esophagectomy and management strategies.


Esophagectomy Transhiatal esophagectomy Ivor Lewis esophagectomy 3-Hole McKeown esophagectomy Minimally invasive esophagectomy Esophagectomy complications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Thoracic Surgery Service, Department of SurgeryMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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