|Editors:||Jianxing He, Magnus Nilsson, Kazuo Koyanagi, Arjun Pennathur|
In this new book, Minimally Invasive Surgery for Esophageal Cancer, a series of high-quality articles on MIE were collected with the aim to provide a comprehensive and systematic review on MIE. In the first chapter of the book, an overview of MIE is given, covering topics such as the current status of MIE, along with MIE’s technical aspects and clinical outcomes. A description of practice experiences in MIE from international centers like the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, are some of the chapter’s highlights. The second chapter outlines how leading experts in the field all around the world apply MIE. The last two chapters are papers which respectively discuss the minimally invasive surgical management of chylothorax complicating esophagectomy, and neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy.
Despite the tremendous advances in minimally invasive surgical technique, the treatment of esophageal carcinoma remains challenging, and efforts to further improve surgical outcomes are essential. We hope the book can enable surgeons and other interested readers to stay abreast of the latest developments in MIE, and engender a better understanding of this promising approach.
|Jianxing He||Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University; Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou, China|
|Magnus Nilsson||Department of Surgery, Center for Digestive Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Division of Surgery, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden|
|Kazuo Koyanagi||Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Tokai University School of Medicine, 143 Shimokasuya, Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan|
|Arjun Pennathur||Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA|
|Wenlong Shao||Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University; Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou, China|
|Junhui Fu||Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shantou Central Hospital, Shantou, China|
|Kenneth L. Meredith||Gastrointestinal Oncology, Florida State University; |
Gastrointestinal Oncology, Sarasota Memorial Institute for Cancer Care, FL, USA