Transhiatal Esophagectomy for Intrathoracic Esophageal Cancer

  • Hiroyoshi Ayabe
  • Hiroharu Tsuji
  • Shinsuke Hara
  • Yutaka Tagawa
  • Katsunobu Kawahara
  • Masao Tomita
Conference paper


Surgical treatment is the best management for the patients with dysphagia and resection should be performed unless there are any contraindications. It is generally accepted that the standard radical operation for thoracic esophageal cancer is a subtotal or total thoracic esophagectomy with intrathoracic and intra-abdominal lymph node dissection through right thoracotomy and laparotomy [1]. However, transthoracic esophagectomy has high morbidity and mortality rates [2, 3]. Therefore, for the patients with poor nutritional condition and low cardiopulmonary reserve, transhiatal esophagectomy without thoracotomy for esophageal cancer may have lower morbidity and mortality [4, 5].


Esophageal Cancer Esophageal Carcinoma Esophageal Varix Thoracic Esophagus Sick Sinus Syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroyoshi Ayabe
  • Hiroharu Tsuji
  • Shinsuke Hara
  • Yutaka Tagawa
  • Katsunobu Kawahara
  • Masao Tomita
    • 1
  1. 1.First Department of SurgeryNagasaki University School of MedicineNagasaki, 852Japan

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