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Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Aug;72(2):593-6.

Minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy.

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Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento 95817-1418, USA.


Ivor Lewis esophagectomy consists of a laparotomy and right thoracotomy for resection of the intrathoracic esophagus. Recent advances in minimally invasive surgical technology have allowed surgeons to apply laparoscopy and thoracoscopy to perform esophagectomy. However, there have been few reports that describe a totally minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy. We present a case of combined laparoscopic and thoracoscopic resection of the distal third esophagus with an intrathoracic esophagogastric reconstruction for esophageal carcinoma.

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