Natural Orifice Trans-Luminal Endoscopic Surgery in the Esophagus

Timothy A. Woodward, Laith H. Jamil, Michael B. Wallace

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Abstract

As limited as are the studies regarding peritoneal Natural Orifice Trans-Luminal Endoscopic Surgery, mediastinal transluminal experiments are certainly in their infancy. The authors evaluate the parallel development of minimally invasive thoracic surgery with regard to its counterpart in peritoneal laparoscopy to NOTES. Transesophageal interventions by both endosonographic and direct visualization are examined in the context of minimally invasive surgery and mediastinal NOTES. Techniques of viscerotomy creation, visualization, and closure are examined with particular emphasis on mediastinal structures. The state of current interventions is examined. Finally, current morbidity (including infectious complications) and survival outcomes are examined in those animals that have undergone transesophageal exploration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-138
Number of pages16
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

Keywords

  • Endoscopy
  • Mediastinum
  • Minimally invasive
  • NOTES
  • Transesophageal access

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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