It is widely recognized that a surgical procedure such as esophagectomy has lower mortality and morbidity rates when performed in high volume centers. Nevertheless, esophagectomy is still associated with a substantial operative risk. For a continuous improvement of outcomes, optimization of the surgical approach for patients with esophageal cancer has been the focus of many studies over the last years.

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Grotenhuis, B.A, Wijnhoven, B.P.L, & van Lanschot, J.J.B. (2017). Transhiatal esophagectomy. In Operative Thoracic Surgery, Sixth Edition (pp. 369–376). doi:10.1201/9781315113777