Esophageal Carcinoma

  • Paul B. Tessmann
  • Michael Kent
  • James Luketich
  • Satoshi Yamamoto
  • Katsunobu Kawahara
  • Takayuki Shirakusa
  • Akira Tangoku
  • Junichi Seike
  • Junto Honda
  • Takahiro Yoshida
  • Atsushi Umemoto

Before advanced minimal access techniques were developed, surgery for esophageal carcinoma required either a transthoracic approach or a transhiatal approach. Both had advantages and disadvantages. Currently, there are several minimal access approaches that can be used for surgical resection of esophageal malignancies. Robotic surgery, not included in this manual, is also being applied. This chapter explores several alternative approaches that may be used to resect esophageal carcinoma for potential cure.


Esophageal Cancer Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Esophageal Carcinoma Gastric Tube Thoracic Esophagus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul B. Tessmann
    • 1
  • Michael Kent
    • 2
  • James Luketich
    • 3
  • Satoshi Yamamoto
    • 4
  • Katsunobu Kawahara
    • 5
  • Takayuki Shirakusa
    • 6
  • Akira Tangoku
    • 7
  • Junichi Seike
    • 8
  • Junto Honda
    • 9
  • Takahiro Yoshida
    • 8
  • Atsushi Umemoto
    • 10
  1. 1.University of Iowa Health CareIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, UPMC PresbyterianDigestive Disorders CenterPittsburghUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryOsaka City University, Graduate School of MedicineOsakaJapan
  5. 5.Department of SurgeryFukuoka University School of MedicineFukuokaJapan
  6. 6.Advisory Editorial Board, Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery, Department of SurgeryFukuoka UniversityFukuokaJapan
  7. 7.Department of Oncological and Regenerative SurgeryUniversity of Tokushima Graduate SchoolTokushimaJapan
  8. 8.Oncological and Regenerative SurgeryUniversity of Tokushima School of MedicineShikokuJapan
  9. 9.Department of Digestive and Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Health BiosciencesThe University of Tokushima Graduate SchoolTokushimaJapan
  10. 10.Department of Surgery, Graduate School of MedicineThe University of TokushimaTokushimaJapan

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