Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: How Can We Improve the Quality?

Yosuke Izumi. Tokyo Metropolitan Cancer and Infectious diseases Center, Komagome Hospital

“Hybrid esophagectomy” is our attempt to improve the quality of esophagectomy. This is in short Endoscopy-assisted laparo-thoracoscopic esophagectomy to make two lung ventilation possible during the whole procedure. Short- and long-term outcomes indicated that it might be suitable approach in terms of invasiveness and lymph node dissection.

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