Minimally Invasive, Organ-preserving Surgery for Large Submucosal Tumors in the Abdominal Esophagus.
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2017 Apr 24. Epub 2017 Apr 24.
Department of Surgery, Medical Topia Soka, Saitama, Japan.
Background: Surgical resection of submucosal tumors (SMTs) in the abdominal esophagus is not standardized. Enucleation may be a minimally invasive option, whereas its oncological validity is not very clear. Moreover, how to treat the esophageal wall defect after enucleation and necessity of additional antireflux procedure are also undetermined. Read More