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Can you tell me about surgical procedure for esophagectomy. what skin prep and meds are used during surgery?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Ivor Lewis procedure

Esophagectomy is usually performed for lesions of lower esophagus and require esophagogastrectomy usually performed thoracoabdominally.
thru abdomen and right chest. A transesphageal ultra sound is performed to define penetration of mucosal tumor into muscularis and nodes. Pre op RT and chemo are essential to get best chance for cure.

In brief: Ivor Lewis procedure

Esophagectomy is usually performed for lesions of lower esophagus and require esophagogastrectomy usually performed thoracoabdominally.
thru abdomen and right chest. A transesphageal ultra sound is performed to define penetration of mucosal tumor into muscularis and nodes. Pre op RT and chemo are essential to get best chance for cure.
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