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Minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy for cancer

B Dallemagne, MD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2010;10(07). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3007

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Minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy is technically challenging but feasible in experienced minimally invasive surgery centers. This video illustrates the surgical approach of an Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy. This surgery was carried out in a patient presenting with a type 2 cardia tumor according to Siewert’s classification. The preoperative workup confirmed the presence of an adenocarcinoma with locoregional lymph nodes. After neoadjuvant chemotherapy, a massive melt of the tumor was evidenced without any residual lesion or any local or distant metastasis. In this context, a curative resection has been proposed. Considering the tumor’s type, a resection combining an abdominal with a thoracic approach was decided upon.