Minimally invasive esophagectomy—left neck anastomosis
Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is supplementary to open surgery in the thoracic surgery. A 65-year-old male was identified with middle thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma by gastroscopy. In preoperative examinations, neither obvious abnormality nor distant metastasis was noted, and he could tolerate the esophagectomy according to his heart and lung function tests. Chest computed tomography (CT) and endoscopic ultrasonography showed no visible swollen lymph node in the mediastinum. The cTNM classification was T2N0M0. Therefore, MIE was performed. The patient recovered well after the surgery.