The transhiatal approach allows the esophagus to be removed through a pair of incisions: one in the upper abdomen and the second in the neck. The morbidity associated with thoracotomy is thus avoided. This chapter describes the technique, pitfalls, and operative strategy for this approach.
KeywordsRecurrent Laryngeal Nerve Gastric Tube Left Gastric Artery Gastric Cardia Cervical Esophagus
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