Lee L. Swanström (USA-France)

Jie He (China)

Michio Hongo (Japan)


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Session 36


Monday, September 4
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Room 2



Complications of esophagectomy (Part 2)


Chairs: Paul Magnus Schneider (Switzerland) – Mark Krasna (USA)

Discussants: Rubens Sallum (Brazil) – Philippe Nafteux (Belgium)


  • Stem cell biological plugs to manage surgical leaks. Navtej Buttar (USA)
  • What is the role of reoperation for intrathoracic leakage? Dietmar Lorenz (Germany)
  • Is MIE a risk factor for enterothorax and what is the best strategy to prevent it? Jari Rasanen (Finland)
  • What is the evidence that MIE lowers complication rates compared to open procedures?
    Paul M. Schneider (Switzerland)
  • What is the evidence that total MIE is superior to hybrid procedures with respect to complications?
  • Strictly conservative treatment for anastomotic leakage of intrathoracic anastomosis when and how?
  • Are cervical strictures easier to manage than thoracic?
  • When should post-esophagectomy diaphragm hernias be repaired?
  • Management of benign anastomotic strictures after esophagectomy.
  • Evaluation and treatment of postoperative hoarseness after esophagectomy.
  • How to treat gastro’ esophageal reflux after esophago-gastroplasty? Bruno Zilberstein (Brazil)
  • Management of patients with unsuspected positive microscopic margin after esophageal resection.
  • The Esophagectomy Complications Consensus Group (ECCG) classification of complications: a must?
    Arnulf Hölscher (Germany)
  • What is the benefit of Dindo-Clavien, Accord or CCI Classification of complications following esophagectomy? Suzanne Gisbertz (Netherlands)
  • Which is the best classification system for complications following esophagectomy?
  • Risk adjustement models for short-term outcomes after surgical resection for esophago-gastric cancer.
    Richard Hardwick (UK)
  • What is standard / 2017: open or minimal invasive?          




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