|Editors:||Zhigang Li, Toni Lerut, Suzanne S. Gisbertz|
The book is a comprehensive collection of articles written by international leading experts in the field of MIE. It is organized of seven chapters, including general introduction, anatomy background, preoperative preparation, endoscopic resection, thoracoscopic esophagectomy, robot for MIE and postoperative care. Every section provides an insightful review of MIE and aims to help clinicians and investigators receive more up-to-date scientific information.
Chapter one is the general introduction in which the history and benefits of MIE are introduced. The second chapter is about new insights into the surgical anatomy of the esophagus. Chapter three begins with an article discussing patient selection for MIE. The following three chapters give a comprehensive review on endoscopic resection, thoracoscopic esophagectomy (TSE) and the use of robotic technique for MIE. In the last chapter, the cause, clinical manifestations and diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all these complications are well described.
We hope that the book will be a valuable resource for medical staffs in this field and calling for further international collaborations aiming to improve the treatment and management of patients suffering from esophageal cancer.
|Zhigang Li||Department of Thoracic Surgery, Section of Esophageal Surgery, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200030, China|
|Toni Lerut||Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium|
|Suzanne S. Gisbertz||Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Luigi Bonavina||Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Division of General Surgery, University of Milan School of Medicine, Milano, Italy|
|Harushi Osugi||Department of Surgery, Institute of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Kawada-Cho, Shinjuku-ku, Japan|
|Sook Whan Sung||Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea|
|Bin Li||Department of Thoracic Surgery, Section of Esophageal Surgery, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200030, China|