Minimally invasive mesoesophageal resection

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Based in the anatomical concept of the mesoesophagus, that at subcarinal level all the vessels come through a by-layer connective tissue plane from the aorta to the esophagus whereas supracarinally these structures will come from both sides, with vagal and recurrent laryngeal nerves, a minimally invasive mesoesophageal (MIME) resection model may be described. Based on this surgical plane concept, dissection of esophagus and mediastinal lymphadenectomy can be performed along these structures establishing clear anatomical modules for an adequate oncological resection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S728-S734
JournalJournal of thoracic disease
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Mediastinal lymphadenectomy
  • Mesoesophagus
  • Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE)

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