Minimally invasive esophagectomy with three fields (2.5-field and cervical-field) lymph node dissection with esophageal suspension method

Bin Zheng, Shuliang Zhang, Taidui Zeng, Wei Zheng, Chun Chen


Esophagectomy, including complete primary tumor removal and radical lymphadenectomy with or without cervical lymphadenectomy, has been accepted as a radical esophagectomy that remains a standard treatment choice for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) (1,2). Studies have reported low incidences of pneumonia and mortality, similar medium-term, stage-specific survival in minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE), compared with those reports form open esophagectomy (1,3).