Open Esophagectomy
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Open Esophagectomy

The Open Esophagectomy course will teach you:

  • How to perform an open esophagectomy in order to treat malignant diseases, in which case the resection includes the en bloc meso-esophagus and all the lymph nodes to prevent the progression of the disease

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Open Esophagectomy:

  • Vena cava compression by placement of the retractors
  • Left hepatic vein injury
  • Right gastroepiploic artery injury
  • Mesocolon injury
  • Position of tumor close to gastroesophageal junction
  • Adrenal gland damage
  • Inadequate aortic branch ligation
  • Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury
  • Inadequate ligation thoracic duct
  • Torsion of gastric conduit
  • Incomplete inclusion of layers in stapleline

With the following tips you might perform the Open Esophagectomy even better:

  • Hepatogastric ligament dissection
  • Adhesion transection
  • Pyloric drainage
  • Lymph node dissection
  • Lung deflation using a double lumen endobronchial tube
  • Azygos vein clipping
  • Frozen section pathologic exam

After studying the Open Esophagectomy course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Anastomotic leakage
  • Chylothorax

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Open Gastrectomy – Radical

Step by step

Abdominal cavity approach

Abdominal wall

Incise

Make an upper midline incision extending from the xiphoid to the umbilicus.

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