Recent advances in minimally invasive esophagectomy for squamous esophageal cancer
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AbstractOver the past decade there has been tremendous development in the clinical application of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) for the treatment of squamous esophageal carcinoma. The major challenges in the performance of MIE include limitations in visualization and manipulation within the confined, rigid thoracic cavity; the need for adequate patient positioning and anesthetic techniques to accommodate the surgical exposure; and changes in the surgical steps for achieving radical nodal dissection, especially for the superior mediastinum. The surgical procedure for MIE is more and more standardized, and there is an increasing practice of MIE worldwide. Randomized trials and meta-analyses have confirmed the advantages of MIE over open esophagectomy, including a significantly lower rate of complications and shorter hospital stays. The recent application of robotics technologies for MIE has further enhanced the quality and safety of the surgical dissection, while intraoperative nerve monitoring has contributed to a lower rate of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy. With the application of new technologies, we expect further improvement in surgical outcomes for MIE in the treatment of squamous esophageal cancer.
All Author(s) ListYip HC, Shirakawa Y, Cheng CY, Huang CL, Chiu PWY
Journal nameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume Number1482
Issue Number1
Pages113 - 120
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsminimally invasive esophagectomy, robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy, intraoperative nerve monitoring
Web of Science Subject CategoriesMultidisciplinary Sciences;Science & Technology - Other Topics

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