Esophageal and Gastric Cardia Carcinoma: Patient Selection for Transhiatal Esophagectomy

  • Chih-Yi Chen
  • Pei-Yen Wang
  • Chun-Lieh Chen


Patients with esophageal carcinoma are often elderly and have poor nutritional and pulmonary status. Blunt transhiatal esophagectomy is an alternative surgical procedure for patients with carcinoma of the extremes of the esophagus. For the past 10 years, transhiatal esophagectomy and reconstruction with the stomach has been a choice for some patients with carcinoma of the upper or lower esophagus and gastric cardia. This report is a review of our experience with 73 patients in terms of indication and selection for this surgical procedure.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Esophageal Carcinoma Thoracic Esophagus Gastric Cardia Cervical Esophagus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chih-Yi Chen
  • Pei-Yen Wang
  • Chun-Lieh Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of SurgeryTaichung Veterans General HospitalTaiwanROC

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