Benefits and Limitations of Mediastinal Endodissection During Radical Transhiatal Esophagectomy

  • Rudolf Bumm
  • J. Rüdiger Siewert
Conference paper


Transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) is used in many centers to remove the thoracic esophagus. This one-cavity procedure has theoretical advantages in terms of reducing the operative risk but has been described as a nonradical operation with limited control of mediastinal resection margins because of the blunt dissection.


Bloc Resection Distal Esophagus Thoracic Esophagus Cervical Esophagus Transhiatal Esophagectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Bumm
    • 1
  • J. Rüdiger Siewert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryTU MunichMunichGermany

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