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Surg Clin North Am. 2008 Oct;88(5):979-90, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2008.05.016.

Minimally invasive esophagectomy for malignant and premalignant diseases of the esophagus.

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Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, H4/320 CSC, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792, USA. maloney@surgery.wisc.edu

Abstract

Minimally invasive approaches increasingly are used to treat esophageal cancer and Barrett's esophagitis with high-grade dysplasia. The goals of a minimally invasive esophageal resection are to provide sound oncologic therapy while minimizing morbidity. This article describes the technique the authors use for laparoscopic-thoracoscopic esophagectomy. Comparison data are presented for alternative endoscopic therapy primarily used in candidates not suitable for surgery.

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18790149
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10.1016/j.suc.2008.05.016
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