This is surgery to remove part or all of the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that runs from the mouth to the stomach.
Esophagectomy may be used to treat:
- Esophageal cancer
- Benign tumors and cysts of the esophagus
- Other esophageal abnormalities such as achalasia or Barrett esophagus
- Severe trauma
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Last reviewedAugust 2013by Daus Mahnke, MD; Michael Woods, MD
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