Esophagogastrectomy: Left Thoracoabdominal Approach

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


The left thoracoabdominal approach allows access to the distal esophagus. It is occasionally used for resection of tumors or strictures in this location. This chapter describes this approach.


Aortic Arch Staple Line Gastric Pouch Circular Stapling Left Gastric 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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