Esophagectomy Without Thoracotomy and Transthoracic Esophagectomy for Cancer of the Thoracic Esophagus: Analysis of 811 Patients

  • R. Bardini
  • A. Ruol
  • A. Segalin
  • M. Asolati
  • E. Tiso
  • A. Peracchia
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Esophagectomy without thoracotomy was originally proposed by Denk in 1913 [1], and successfully performed in a patient with cancer of the thoracic esophagus by Gray-Turner in 1933 [2]. This procedure was virtually forgotten until the 1980s when Orringer reintroduced and popularized the transhiatal approach in patients with cancer of the thoracic esophagus [3, 4].


Thoracic Esophagus Esophageal Disease Transhiatal Esophagectomy Severe Respiratory Failure Transthoracic Esophagectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Bardini
  • A. Ruol
  • A. Segalin
  • M. Asolati
  • E. Tiso
    • 1
  • A. Peracchia
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Cl. Chirurgica 1 Policlinico UniversitarioUniversity of PacluaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Hospital Policlinico, MonteggiaUniversity of MilanoItaly

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