Minimally Invasive Feeding Tube and Esophageal Stent Placement

  • Erin Schumer
  • Robert C. G. MartinIIEmail author


Nutritional support for patients with esophageal cancer remains a difficult challenge but has been demonstrated to improve surgical and quality of life outcomes along with better tolerance of chemoradiation therapy. Advances in minimally invasive procedures have increased treatment options for patients. These options include esophageal stenting, percutaneous enteral access, and laparoscopic enteral access. Each option has risks and benefits that must be discussed among a multidisciplinary team oncology team. Overall, several good options are available for nutritional support of patients with esophageal cancer.


Esophageal Cancer Stent Placement Tube Placement Esophageal Cancer Patient Gastric Outlet Obstruction 
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Supplementary material

Video 17.1

Simulation depicting endoscopic placement of an esophageal stent (MP4 10000 kb)

Video 17.2

Endoscopic balloon dilatation and placement of an esophageal stent (MP4 27571 kb)

Video 17.3

Laparoscopic jejunostomy tube placement (MP4 28140 kb)

Video 17.4

Minimally invasive esophagectomy with cervical anastomosis: Feeding jejunostomy tube placement (MOV 2010403 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.Division of Surgical OncologyUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

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