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Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and open chest surgery in esophageal cancer treatment: present and future

  
@article{JOVS14017,
	author = {Lieven Depypere and Willy Coosemans and Philippe Nafteux and Hans Van Veer and Arne Neyrinck and Steve Coppens and Chantal Boelens and Kristel Laes and Toni Lerut},
	title = {Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and open chest surgery in esophageal cancer treatment: present and future},
	journal = {The Journal of Visualized Surgery},
	volume = {3},
	number = {3},
	year = {2017},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Surgical esophageal cancer treatment has, like other solid organ cancer treatments, evolved from a monospeciality treatment towards a multidisciplinary treatment. In an increasing number of centers around the world minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is now proposed as the preferred surgical approach although there is still a place for open surgery in selected cases. Careful assessment of oncologic and medical operability and adequate pre-operative preparation are the first and foremost important steps to guarantee optimal oncological and functional results. This article serves as a practical guide to MIE for esophageal cancer with figures, equipment preference cards and videos explaining and illustrating a MIE procedure in prone position as one example of the present state of the art. Some future perspectives will also be discussed.},
	url = {http://jovs.amegroups.com/article/view/14017}
}