Robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: A systematic review

J P Ruurda, P C van der Sluis, S van der Horst, R van Hillegersberg

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This paper describes the technique of robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy. (RAMIE) Also, a systematic literature search was performed. Safety and feasibility of RAMIE was demonstrated in all reports. Short term oncologic results show radical resection rates of 77-100% and 18-43 lymph nodes harvested. RAMIE offers great visualization of the mediastinum and enables meticulous dissection in the mediastinum from diaphragm to thoracic inlet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-265
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2015


  • Esophageal Neoplasms
  • Esophagectomy
  • Humans
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Robotic Surgical Procedures
  • esophageal surgery
  • RATE
  • ROBOT-assisted
  • minimally invasive


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