Oesophagus
Esophageal Carcinoma Vincenz Czerny (1842–1916), an assistant to Theodore Billroth (1829–1894) performed the first resection of the cervical part of esophagus for carcinoma in 1877. Friedrich Voelcker (1872–1955) resected esophageal carcinoma through the abdominal route in 1908, and his technique was employed by Kummel (1910) and Bircher in 1918. Successful resection of thoracic esophagus for carcinoma was performed by a New York surgeon Franz Torek (1861–1938) in 1913. Following this, he constructed an artificial tube to connect the esophagus to the stomach, and his patient survived for 13 years without any recurrence of malignancy. No further surgical success was recorded until Grey Turner reported a case in 1933. Around this time, T. Ohsawa of Japan performed over 101 operations, although only 8 patients survived. The first successful esophageal resection and immediate anastomosis in England was performed by Russell Claude Brock (1903–1980) in 1942. The first successful resection  and esophagogastrostomy for carcinoma of the lower end of the esophagus in England was performed by Vernon Thompson in 1945. A method of resecting carcinoma of the middle third of the esophagus was described by Ivor Lewis in 1946

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Surgery of the Oesohagus, R H Franklin, First Edition, 1952 very good copy
Surgery of the Oesohagus, R H Franklin, First Edition, 1952 very good copy
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