Ivor Lewis esophagectomy for large GIST of the distal esophagus
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jan 2017;17(01). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4755
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) of the esophagus are rare, comprising only about 1% of reported GISTs. In this video, Dr. Dallemagne demonstrates the Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy in a 70-year-old patient with a large GIST of the distal esophagus. Esophagectomy is performed laparoscopically and thoracoscopically to restore the digestive continuity, achieved through an intrathoracic esophagogastric anastomosis once the stomach has been tubulized.