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CHAPTER 17 – ESOPHAGECTOMY — TRANSTHORACIC (IVOR LEWIS)

David B. Loran,
Joseph B. Zwischenberger

STEP 1: SURGICAL ANATOMY

      A comprehensive understanding of the anatomy of the esophagus is critical before undertaking surgical procedures on the esophagus.
      Figure 17-1 demonstrates key anatomic features that should be considered before performing a transthoracic esophagectomy.

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