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