Laparoscopy-assisted surgery: A new technique for transhiatal esophageal dissection

Noriaki Sadanaga, Hiroyuki Kuwano, Masayuki Watanabe, Masahiko Ikebe, Masaki Mori, Soichiro Maekawa, Makoto Hashizume, Seigo Kitano, Keizo Sugimachi

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Esophageal dissection under laparoscopic monitoring is performed during total esophagectomy to treat patients with cervical esophageal carcinoma. Using this technique, a safe esophageal dissection can be made from the surrounding mediastinal tissues. Some of the disadvantageous consequences of a blunt dissection, including the blind maneuver, may thus be prevented and various intraoperative and postoperative complications may be avoided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-357
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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