Esophagectomy: Right Thoracotomy and Laparotomy

  • Carol E. H. Scott-ConnerEmail author
  • Jameson L. Chassin


This chapter describes open surgery through the right chest to gain access to the upper esophagus with resection of associated lymphatic tissue. The stomach is fully mobilized during the abdominal phase of the operation. With care to preserve the arterial supply and venous drainage, the stomach can be extended as far as the cervical esophagus.


Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Cervical Esophagus Esophageal Hiatus Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis Inferior Thyroid Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jameson L. Chassin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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