Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Resection of a Giant Midesophageal Diverticulum

Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte, Francesco Paolo Caronia, Alfonso Fiorelli, Mario Santini

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We describe a new video-assisted technique for the management of a giant midesophageal diverticulum using a single 5-cm port. It maintained the same principles of the traditional open technique as diverticulectomy, myotomy, and fundoplication. The better visualization of the main esophageal body, diverticulum, and esophagogastric junction and the better alignment of the stapler cartridge to the longitudinal axis of the esophagus are all technical factors supporting our procedure. Heavily calcified mediastinal lymph nodes and diffuse pleural adhesions are the main contraindications. However, future experiences are needed before this technique can be recommended as acceptable treatment.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)e365-e367
Numero di pagine3
RivistaAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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