Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy for Cancer -Short Up-to-DateMiloš Bjelovic1 and Radu Mircea Neagoe2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Radu Mircea Neagoe
2nd Department of Surgery
Emergency Mureș County Hospital
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Târgu Mureș, Mureș, Romania
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Received Date: June 16, 2014; Accepted Date: July 10, 2014; Published Date: July 15, 2014
Citation: Bjelovic M and Neagooe RM. Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy for Cancer - Short Up-to-Date. Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de chirurgie] 2014; 10(3):189-191. doi: 10.7438/1584-9341-10-3-1
Copyright: © 2014 Bjelovic M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Surgery remains the main treatment for localized resectable esophageal cancer. Open esophagectomy is still the standard surgical approach for esophageal cancer but it has a lower patient satisfaction when compared with other treatment options. In the era of “key-hole” surgeries, minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) stands as a solution to improve the results after standard open esophagectomies. The aim of the present paper is to provide a short update regarding the minimally invasive esophagectomy, with special emphasis on its indications, results and current controversies.