The contemporary role of minimally invasive esophagectomy in esophageal cancer.

Journal Article (Review)

Open surgical resection via transhiatal or transthoracic, including McKeown, access is the most viable option for curing esophageal cancer; however, the extensive nature of open surgery in both the chest and abdomen results in significant rates of morbidity and mortality. A natural response was the introduction of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) and, later, endoscopic resection. In the hands of experienced surgeons, MIE can achieve equivalent or better perioperative mortality, morbidity, and oncologic outcomes as compared to open surgery. This review starts with an overview of open esophagectomy before delving into the evolving body of evidence on MIE outcomes and practices.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mallipeddi, MK; Onaitis, MW

Published Date

  • March 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 374 -

PubMed ID

  • 24488547

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1534-6269

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1523-3790

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11912-013-0374-9


  • eng