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

  • Autori: Caronia, Francesco Paolo; Fiorelli, Alfonso*; Santini, Mario; Lo Monte, Attilio Ignazio
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2017
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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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.