Laparoscopic gastrolysis in esophageal cancer: a new gold standard?

Yannick Deswysen Published in the journal : February 2017 Category : Chirurgie oeso-gastrique

Minimally-invasive surgery has been demonstrated to be an optimal approach in visceral surgery. Laparoscopy is associated with less postoperative pain, faster recovery, and shorter hospital stay. Esophagectomy is a complex operation with significant morbidity. Minimally-invasive approaches can nonetheless reduce this morbidity. Over the last years, hybrid techniques have been introduced, in which one part of the surgical procedure is laparoscopic or thoracoscopic while the other one is performed via the open approach.

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