Open or Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy After Neoadjuvant Therapy

  • Donald L. van der Peet
  • Jennifer Straatman
  • Nicole I. van der Wielen
  • Miguel A. CuestaEmail author


In 1991, Dallemagne introduced the right thoracoscopic approach in lateral position for esophageal cancer with total lung block, thereby mimicking the conventional approach [1]. Initial reports showed a high conversion rate to thoracotomy and a high respiratory morbidity rate. Searching for reduction of the conversion rate and the respiratory infection rate, Cuschieri et al. redesigned the thoracoscopic approach in prone decubitus position so that a total collapse of the lung was no longer necessary for dissecting the esophagus and thereby possibly reducing the rate of respiratory infections [2].

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Video 6.1

MIE Ivor Lewis using linear stapler in a side-to-side fashion (MP4 147352 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald L. van der Peet
    • 1
  • Jennifer Straatman
    • 1
  • Nicole I. van der Wielen
    • 1
  • Miguel A. Cuesta
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Gastrointestinal SurgeryVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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