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J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1992 Feb;37(1):7-11.

Endoscopic oesophagectomy through a right thoracoscopic approach.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, UK.

Abstract

A technique of subtotal endoscopic oesophagectomy through the right thoracoscopic approach is described. It has been used in five patients, four with cancer and one with benign motility disorder. The operative blood loss during the endoscopic dissection stage was unmeasurable in four patients and amounted to 300 ml in one. The mean (range) duration of the endoscopic dissection was 3.3 (3.0-4.0) h and of the total procedure was 5.5 (4.5-7.5) h. After the operation, the mean (range) duration of stay in the intensive care unit was 19.5 (16-26) h. From the time of the operation, the mean (range) hospital stay was 11 (8-18) days. One patient developed left vocal cord palsy which prolonged this.

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