Left-Sided Subtotal Esophagectomy for Carcinoma
In the past 20 years it has been recognised that resectable tumors of the oesophagus should be treated by subtotal oesophagectomy whenever possible, irrespective of the level at which the tumor lies, in order to improve lymphatic clearance and diminish the incidence and consequence of anastomotic leaks. To achieve this objective McKeown  developed a three-part right-sided approach which gives excellent clearance of the tumor, but is time-consuming and requires extensive dissection in the abdomen before the resectability of the tumor in the chest can be confirmed.
KeywordsUrea Adenocarcinoma Barium
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