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Authors Maloney JD, Weigel TL
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Journal Surg. Clin. North Am. Volume: 88 Issue: 5 Pages: 979-90, vi
Publish Date 2008 Oct
PubMed ID 18790149

Minimally invasive approaches increasingly are used to treat esophageal cancer and Barrett’s esophagitis with high-grade dysplasia. The goals of a minimally invasive esophageal resection are to provide sound oncologic therapy while minimizing morbidity. This article describes the technique the authors use for laparoscopic-thoracoscopic esophagectomy. Comparison data are presented for alternative endoscopic therapy primarily used in candidates not suitable for surgery. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System