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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-44

Application of single-port laparoscopic retrograde gastric mobilization during McKeown esophagectomy for esophageal cancer

Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian, China

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Dr. Ming-Lian Qiu
Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, Fujian Medical University, #20 Chazhong Road, Fuzhou 350005, Fujian
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/atm.atm_205_22

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BACKGROUND: As a novel alternative to the conventional minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) to treat esophageal cancer, single-port laparoscopic retrograde three-step gastric mobilization (SLRM) for esophageal reconstruction during MIE to treat esophageal cancer was attempted in our department. The aim of the present study was to explore the preliminary clinical outcomes and feasibility of this innovative surgery. METHODS: From March 2020 to November 2021, patients undergoing SLRM combined with four-port thoracoscopic McKeown esophagectomy for their esophageal cancers were reviewed. Gastric mobilization with abdominal lymph node dissection was performed through SLRM. The clinical characteristics and short-term outcomes were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: A total of 120 patients underwent R0 resection without conversion to open surgery. The mean times needed for the thoracic part, abdominal part, and total operation were 43 ± 6 min, 60 ± 18 min, and 230 ± 20 min, respectively. The numbers of mediastinal and abdominal lymph nodes harvested were 13.2 ± 2.7 and 10.2 ± 2.5, respectively. Postoperative pneumonia was encountered in 10 (8.3%) patients. Anastomotic leakage occurred in 3 (2.5%) cases. Temporary vocal cord paralysis was reported in 20 (16.6%) cases. The mean length of hospital stay was 8.5 ± 4.6 days. CONCLUSIONS: The SLRM is a technically feasible and safe treatment for patients with esophageal cancer. It can be considered an alternative method for patients, especially for the ones with obesity and gastric distension.

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