Purpose: To evaluate different approaches performed to obtain a more significant esophageal length. Methods: an experimental model using 28 cadavers was conceived. randomized groups: group a (n=10) underwent laparotomic transhiatal approach; group B (n=9) which differed from the first in the conduction of a wide phrenotomy and Group C (n=9) esophageal dissection was performed through a left anterolateral thoracotomy. Results: Final length variations for group a were 2.12cm and 3.29cm and for group B 3.24 cm and 3.66cm, without and with esophageal traction, respectively. in group c length gain observed was 3.81 cm. the mediastinal dissections conducted through the hiatus was considered the procedure that produced the better esophageal mobilization, and the association of wide phrenotomy significantly improved the results. Conclusions: the mediastinal dissection was the most effective to improving gain in abdominal esophagus. When toracotomy and laparotomy were compared, no significant differences were observed in the outcome.
|Translated title of the contribution||Thoracotomy versus transhiatal esophageal dissection. Which is the best surgical approach to short esophagus?|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Acta Cirurgica Brasileira|
|State||Published - 2011|
- Surgical procedures
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