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Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Esophagectomy with EEA Anastomosis

  • R. Taylor RipleyEmail author
  • David D. Odell
  • James D. Luketich
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Abstract

Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is now an accepted surgical approach for esophageal malignancy and the occasional benign conditions. Meta-analyses evaluating the results of MIE have shown improved perioperative outcomes and similar oncologic outcomes when compared to open esophagectomy with the advantages of minimally invasive surgery. MIE techniques are now a combination of laparoscopy and thoracoscopy for a totally minimally invasive esophagectomy. While this approach is technically demanding and associated with a significant learning curve, it is an excellent option for esophageal resection. In our experience, MIE is associated with a reduction in blood loss, decreased respiratory complications, lower mortality, improved pain control, and a decrease in hospital length of stay.

Keywords

Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Staple Line Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy Short Gastric Vessel Gastric Conduit 
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Supplementary material

Video 11.1

Creation of a thoracoscopic esophagogastric anastomosis using an EEA stapler (WMV 349930 kb)

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Taylor Ripley
    • 1
    Email author
  • David D. Odell
    • 2
  • James D. Luketich
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Thoracic SurgeryMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPMC PresbyterianPittsburghUSA

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