1913: Annus Mirabilis of Esophageal Surgery

1913: Annus Mirabilis of Esophageal Surgery

Author Kun, Levente Google Scholar
Herbella, Fernando A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Dubecz, Attila Google Scholar
Institution Semmelweis Univ
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Klinikum Nurnberg
Abstract Although Sir Ronald Belsey once called the year 1904 annus mirabilis, it is actually the year 1913 that stands out as the true milestone in esophageal surgery. Within a year, Torek performed the first transpleural resection for cancer in the thoracic esophagus, Zaaijer successfully resected the distal esophagus through the transpleural route, Heller performed the first myotomy for achalasia, and it was also the year of Ach's pioneering transmediastinal esophagectomy. Previously, in 1912, after a series of animal experiments by Beck and Jianu, Roepke successfully used the greater curvature of the stomach as a presternal conduit. Other previous approaches included reconstruction with jejunum (Roux1907), colon (Kelling1911), and skin tube (Bircher1907). Several technical advances made these operations possible, most of all were the giant leaps in the perioperative medicine.
Keywords esophageal surgery
historical article
thoracic surgery
Language English
Date 2013-09-01
Published in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon. Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag Kg, v. 61, n. 6, p. 460-463, 2013.
ISSN 0171-6425 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Georg Thieme Verlag Kg
Extent 460-463
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0032-1322620
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000324101100002
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/36724

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