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Revista Colombiana de Cirugía

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BORRAEZ-SEGURA, Bernardo A. et al. Minimally invasive esophagectomy, many procedures, many masters. rev. colomb. cir. [online]. 2018, vol.33, n.3, pp.285-298. ISSN 2011-7582.

Conventional open or minimally invasive esophagectomy is a complex procedure demanding expertise and advanced technical skills associated with proper perioperative care. Minimally invasive esophagectomy has gained wide acceptance due to being less invasive, its feasibility and similar early oncological outcomes. Surgical technique may range from a hybrid to a completely minimally invasive procedure. This myriad of techniques allow surgeons to choose the most appropriate technique according to his/her reality. This review aims to show the variety of procedures performed at different centers around the world, describing personal preferences on how to perform an esophagectomy and tips and tricks in order to maximize results.

Keywords : esophagus; esophageal neoplasms; esophagectomy; laparoscopy.

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