Thoracolaproscopic esophagectomy for carcinoma esophagus: our early experience and outcome

Date 29 June 2016
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016 - Abstracts book
Presenter S. Karuupasamy
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (2): 86-101. 10.1093/annonc/mdw201
Authors S. Karuupasamy, L. Bagwan, P. Patwa
  • Gateway Clinics and Hospital, Coimbatore, India, /




Advances in technology have allowed us to explore the possibility of performing Esophagectomy using minimal invasive surgical technique. Minimal invasive esophageal surgery has the potential to improve morbidity, mortality, hospital stay and functional outcomes when compared with open method. Although technically complex, combined laparoscopic and thoracoscopic esophageal resection is feasible. Most studies shows thoracoscopic mobilization of the esophagus in left lateral position with single lung ventilation with respiratory complication up to 8–9% where our series show potential of the thoracoscopic part of the procedure in prone position to overcome the difficulty.