Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences

Published by: Kowsar

Thoracoscopic Esophagectomy in Supine Position

Abbas Abdollahi 1 , Mohammad Alipour 2 , Alireza Tavassoli 3 and Ali Jangjoo 1 , *
Authors Information
1 Surgical Oncology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran
2 Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ghaem Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran
3 Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran
Article information
  • Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences: May 31, 2015, 4 (2); e28242
  • Published Online: May 23, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: February 24, 2015
  • Accepted: March 1, 2015
  • DOI: 10.17795/minsurgery28242

To Cite: Abdollahi A, Alipour M, Tavassoli A, Jangjoo A. Thoracoscopic Esophagectomy in Supine Position, J Minim Invasive Surg Sci. 2015 ; 4(2):e28242. doi: 10.17795/minsurgery28242.

Copyright © 2015, Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center and Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Endoscopic Surgery Association. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
  • 1. Jobe B, Hunter J, Peters J. Schwartz's Principles of Surgery. 2010; : 810-1
  • 2. Pennathur A, Luketich JD. Minimally invasive surgical treatment of esophageal carcinoma. Gastrointest Cancer Res. 2008; 2(6): 295[PubMed]
  • 3. Jarral OA, Purkayastha S, Athanasiou T, Zacharakis E. Should thoracoscopic three-stage esophagectomy be performed in the prone or left lateral decubitus position? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011; 13(1): 60-5[DOI][PubMed]
  • 4. Nagpal K, Ahmed K, Vats A, Yakoub D, James D, Ashrafian H, et al. Is minimally invasive surgery beneficial in the management of esophageal cancer? A meta-analysis. Surg Endosc. 2010; 24(7): 1621-9[DOI][PubMed]
  • 5. Yatabe T, Kitagawa H, Yamashita K, Akimori T, Hanazaki K, Yokoyama M. Better postoperative oxygenation in thoracoscopic esophagectomy in prone positioning. J Anesth. 2010; 24(5): 803-6[DOI][PubMed]
  • 6. Feng MX, Tan LJ, Wang H, Liang MQ, Zhang Y, Shen YX, et al. [Comparison of thoracoscopic esophagectomy in decubitus position with prone position]. Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2011; 14(9): 686-8[PubMed]
  • 7. Kuwabara S, Katayanagi N. Comparison of three different operative methods of video-assisted thoracoscopic esophagectomy. Esophagus. 2010; 7(1): 23-9[DOI]
  • 8. Watanabe I, Fujihara H, Sato K, Honda T, Ohashi S, Endoh H, et al. Beneficial effect of a prone position for patients with hypoxemia after transthoracic esophagectomy. Crit Care Med. 2002; 30(8): 1799-802[PubMed]
  • 9. Noshiro H, Iwasaki H, Kobayashi K, Uchiyama A, Miyasaka Y, Masatsugu T, et al. Lymphadenectomy along the left recurrent laryngeal nerve by a minimally invasive esophagectomy in the prone position for thoracic esophageal cancer. Surg Endosc. 2010; 24(12): 2965-73[DOI][PubMed]
  • 10. Kim DJ, Hyung WJ, Lee CY, Lee JG, Haam SJ, Park IK, et al. Thoracoscopic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: feasibility and safety of robotic assistance in the prone position. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010; 139(1): 53-59 e1[DOI][PubMed]
  • 11. Fabian T, Martin J, Katigbak M, McKelvey AA, Federico JA. Thoracoscopic esophageal mobilization during minimally invasive esophagectomy: a head-to-head comparison of prone versus decubitus positions. Surg Endosc. 2008; 22(11): 2485-91[DOI][PubMed]
  • 12. Thomson IG, Smithers BM, Gotley DC, Martin I, Thomas JM, O'Rourke P, et al. Thoracoscopic-assisted esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: analysis of patterns and prognostic factors for recurrence. Ann Surg. 2010; 252(2): 281-91[DOI][PubMed]
Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .

Search Relations:



Create Citiation Alert
via Google Reader

Readers' Comments