Article Abstract

Single-port minimally invasive esophagectomy

Authors: Jen-Hao Chuang, Shun-Mao Yang, Pei-Wen Yang, Pei-Ming Huang, Jang-Ming Lee

Abstract

With the growing evidence of clinical benefit of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) combined video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and laparoscopy procedures, we describe how these procedures can be performed with single-incision both in the abdominal and thoracic phases. Clinical observation of the midterm results has demonstrated its feasibility and benefit of relieving postoperative pain. However, the long-term impact on the survival of the patients requires to be evaluated in the future.