Thoracoscopically assisted oesophagectomy

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Record ID 32006000891
Authors' objectives:

This study aims to assess the current evidence on thoracoscopically assisted oesophagectomy.

Authors' recommendations: 1 Guidance 1.1 Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of thoracoscopically assisted oesophagectomy appears adequate to support the use of this procedure, provided that normal arrangements are in place for consent, audit and clinical governance. 1.2 This procedure is technically demanding, and surgeons undertaking it should have special expertise and specific training in laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgical techniques and should perform their initial procedures with an experienced mentor. 1.3 Patient selection and management should be carried out in the context of a multidisciplinary team that has a regular practice in open oesophagectomy. 1.4 Clinicians should submit data to the Minimally Invasive Gastro-Oesophageal Cancer Surgery (MIGOCS) National Database ( or the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS) data set (<url></url>).
Authors' methods: Overview
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2006
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England
MeSH Terms
  • Esophagectomy
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracoscopy
Organisation Name: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
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