Prone-position thoracoscopic esophagectomy (bilateral pulmonary ventilation) for esophageal cancer with respiratory dysfunction

Date 29 June 2016
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016 - Abstracts book
Presenter T. Michiura
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (2): 1-85. 10.1093/annonc/mdw199
Authors T. Michiura1, K. Inoue2, M. Hamada3, H. Miki4, R. Inada1, M. Oishi1, T. Ozaki2, H. Mukaide5, M. Kon1
  • 1Kansai Medical University, Dept. of Surg., Hirakata, Japan, /
  • 2Kansai Medical University, Hirakata, Japan, /
  • 3Kansai Medical University, Dept of GI Surg., Hirakata, Japan, /
  • 4Kansai Medical University Hirakata Hospital, Hirakata, Japan, /
  • 5Surgery, Hirakata, Japan, /


Many studies have reported that thoracoscopic esophagectomy is minimally invasive, and that it decreases the incidence of respiratory complications. In our department, prone-position thoracoscopic esophagectomy (MIE) by bilateral pulmonary ventilation was introduced in 2009. In this study, we examined whether or not MIE decreases the incidence of pulmonary complications in patients with respiratory dysfunction.