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Authors: Mann, Carolina
Berlth, F.
Hadzijusufovic, Edin
Lang, Hauke
Grimminger, Peter Philipp
Title: Minimally invasive esophagectomy : clinical evidence and surgical techniques
Online publication date: 17-May-2021
Language: english
Abstract: BACKGROUND Surgical esophagectomy plays a crucial role in the curative and palliative treatment of esophageal cancer. Thereby, minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is increasingly applied all over the world. Combining minimal invasiveness with improved possibilities for meticulous dissection, robot-assisted minimal invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) has been implemented in many centers. PURPOSE This review focuses on the development of MIE as well as RAMIE and their value based on evidence in current literature. CONCLUSION Although MIE and RAMIE are highly complex procedures, they can be performed safely with improved postoperative outcome and equal oncological results compared with open esophagectomy (OE). RAMIE offers additional advantages regarding surgical dissection, lymphadenectomy, and extended indications for advanced tumors.
DDC: 610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 04 Medizin
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY
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Journal: Langenbeck's archives of surgery
Pages or article number: 1061
Publisher: Springer
Publisher place: Berlin u.a.
Issue date: 2020
ISSN: 1435-2451
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Publisher DOI: 10.1007/s00423-020-02003-w
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