Based on what is believed to be the largest study of its kind, Allina Health researchers say robotic assisted transhiatal esophagectomy
(RATE) is effective and safe for a carefully selected group of patients.
There are 3 types of open esophagectomy approaches, including the transhiatal esophagectomy
(THE), the Ivor Lewis transthoracic esophagectomy (TTE), and the McKeown procedure, which is a modified TTE using the 3-field approach.
Methodology: Data pertaining to all patients that had undergone transhiatal esophagectomy
from Feb, 2012 to Jan, 2014 were reviewed.
Her treatment included concurrent rounds of chemotherapy and radiation at the UMass Memorial Cancer Center followed by a transhiatal esophagectomy
(which includes removal of much of the esophagus) at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Five subjects had undergone transhiatal esophagectomy
, and Ivor Lewis thoraco-abdominal esophagectomy procedures were performed on two patients.
A decade of experience with transthoracic and transhiatal esophagectomy
Transient diminished airway protection after transhiatal esophagectomy
Benign stricture formation at the cervical anastomosis after transhiatal esophagectomy
with gastric pull-up is a common complication that greatly affects swallowing and quality of life.
Only 2 complications were seen in the 20 patients treated with vagalsparing esophagectomy, compared with 11 complications in the 23 patients treated with en bloc esophagectomy and 13 complications in the 31 patients who had a transhiatal esophagectomy
(THE), a procedure developed at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
A 55-year-old man with moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma of the esophagus underwent transhiatal esophagectomy
with gastric pull-up.
Laceration of the posterior tracheal wall is one of the risks of transhiatal esophagectomy
MONTREAL -- Laparoscopically assisted transhiatal esophagectomy
is safe and technically feasible in most patients, but attempting the operation entirely through the laparoscope can result in higher morbidity rates, according to Dr.