Minimally Invasive Three-Field Esophagectomy

  • Young Tae KimEmail author


There are various methods of esophageal cancer surgery. The location of the tumor, the selection of the organ as the esophageal substitute, the route of the conduit, and the level of planned anastomosis are important anatomic factors that surgeons should consider for successful surgery. If the tumor is located in the upper thoracic esophagus, the three-field (cervical, thoracic, and abdominal) approach is usually required to guarantee a sufficient resection margin.In this chapter I describe the surgical techniquefor minimally invasive three-field esophagectomy in detail.


Esophageal cancer Esophagectomy Three-field Minimally invasive surgery Video-assisted surgery 

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In this video the surgeon demonstrates his approach to minimally invasive three-field esophagectomy. (MOV 884751 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySeoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of MedicineSeoulRepublic of Korea

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