One hundred years of evolution of esophageal surgical approach and clinical significance

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Author:
CHEN Ke-neng(Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Translational Research(Ministry of Education), Beijing Cancer Hospital, Peking University, Beijing 100142, China)
Journal Title:
Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Issue:
Volume 15, Issue 09, 2012
DOI:
10.3760/cma.j.issn.1671-0274.2012.09.003
Key Word:
Esophageal neoplasms ; Surgery operation ; Surgery enter ; Clinical efficacy

Abstract: Esophageal surgery has developed for almost 100 years.Esophagectomy can be performed via left,right thoracotomy,even via hiatus without thoracotomy due to its unique anatomic characteristics.Left thoracotomy was the initial approach in the world,and has still been performed by Chinese colleagues,but Ivor Lewis (right side thoracotony) procedure is popular in western countries.Currently,esophageetomy by right thoracotomy has been aecepted worldwidely since its radical disseetion for tumor.Therefore,video-assisted thoracoseopic esophagetomy based on right thoracotomy will be the mainstream surgery for esophageal cancer in the future since its minimal invason and tumor dissection.

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