Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Deniz Tihan1,2, Tuğba Matlım3, Taylan Çelik4, Fatih Altıntoprak5, Oktar Asoğlu3

1Department of General Surgery, Şevket Yılmaz Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
2Department of Anatomy, Uludağ University School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey
3Department of General Surgery, Liv Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
4Department of General Surgery, Antalya Ataturk State Hospital, Antalya, Turkey
5Department of General Surgery, Sakarya University School of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey

Keywords: Vagus nerve preservation, thoracoscopy, esophagectomy, minimally invasive surgery, esophageal diseases, caustic espohageal stricture


Minimally invasive esophagectomy is an increasing trend in surgery. Thoracoscopic esophagectomy is applicable and an alternative procedure to conventional esophagectomy in patients especially with end-stage benign diseases like caustic stricture.
Thirty three-year-old female patient was admitted to the department of general surgery with dysphagia. The patient was suffering from caustic stricture due to ingestion of hydrochloric acid. A totally thoracoscopic vagal-sparing esophagectomy and colonic interposition with laparotomy was carried out.
As a more physiologic alternative, vagal-sparing esophagectomy is the ideal operation for these patients.

This study was presented at the 8th National Congress of Endoscopic Laparoscopic Surgery 1-4 July 2007, Antalya, Turkey.
Cite this paper as: Tihan D, Matlım T, Celik T, Altıntoprak F, Asoğlu O.. Thoracoscopic vagal-sparing esophagectomy and colonic interposition for caustic stricture. Turk J Surg 2018; 34: 53-56.

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - D.T., O.A.; Design - D.T., T.M., T.Ç., O.A.; Supervision - O.A.; Resource - F.A., O.A.; Materials - O.A.; Data Collection and/or Processing - D.T., T.M., T.Ç.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - D.T., F.A., O.A.; Literature Search - D.T., O.A.; Writing Manuscript - D.T.; Critical Reviews - O.A.; Other - T.M., T.Ç., F.A.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.