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  • 2009-10-15

Ivor-Lewis esophagogastrectomy with hand-sewn anastomosis by thoracoscopy in prone position and laparoscopy

Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2009;09(10). URL:
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Minimally invasive esophagectomy is a feasible and safe alternative to open esophagectomy. The stomach is the preferred medium for gastrointestinal reconstruction. This patient is a 51-year-old male with a distal esophageal lesion classified as a T2 on echo-endoscopy. This video describes the technique of minimally invasive Ivor-Lewis esophagogastrectomy. The procedure starts by laparoscopy in order to evaluate and to confirm the absence of distant metastasis.