Surgical Protocol for Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

  • Simon Law
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1756)


Esophagogastrectomy for esophageal adenocarcinoma remains a procedure of significant morbidity and mortality rates. Management should be within the context of a multidisciplinary team. Appropriate patient selection, careful preoperative preparation, meticulous application of surgical technique and perioperative care are essential for success. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are evidence based and improve outcome. Standard protocol for open transthoracic esophagectomy is described.

Key words

Esophageal adenocarcinoma Esophagogastric junction Surgery Esophagectomy Complications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Esophageal and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of SurgeryThe University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary HospitalPokfulamHong Kong

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