With interest we read the article by Galvani and coauthors
in which they describe their initial experience with
laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy partly aided by a
Their series consists of 18 selected patients with Barrett’s
esophagus and high-grade dysplasia (n = 9),
adenocarcinoma in situ (n = 2), superficial adenocarcinoma
(n = 5) or T2–3 esophageal adenocarcinoma (n = 2)
without clinical evidence of lymph node metastases ...