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Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy with Cervical Esophagogastric Anastomosis

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Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery



Thoracoscopic dissection of the esophagus and laparoscopic dissection of the stomach with cervical esophagogastric anastomosis is a safe method for resection of esophageal and gastroesophageal junction malignancy.


The setting was at University Tertiary Care Center.


Subjects are patients with esophageal or gastroesophageal junction malignancy undergoing minimally invasive esophagectomy with cervical esophagogastric anastomosis.

Main Outcome Measures

Technique of a 6-cm side-to-side stapled cervical esophagogastric anastomosis is described.


The technique of minimally invasive esophagectomy with side-to-side stapled cervical esophagogastric anastomosis is described.


Thoracoscopic dissection of the esophagus, laparoscopic dissection of the stomach, and a side-to-side stapled cervical esophagogastric anastomosis is safe, oncologically appropriate, and provides excellent functional results.

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Hochwald, S.N., Ben-David, K. Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy with Cervical Esophagogastric Anastomosis. J Gastrointest Surg 16, 1775–1781 (2012).

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