[A prospective longitudinal study examining the impact on short term quality of life of hand video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical esophagectomy in patients with esophageal cancer].

@article{Guan2007APL,
  title={[A prospective longitudinal study examining the impact on short term quality of life of hand video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical esophagectomy in patients with esophageal cancer].},
  author={Qing-min Guan and Jia-jun Du and L. Q. Meng and Jing-han Chen},
  journal={Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of surgery]},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 10},
  pages={688-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of hand video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (HVATS) and Ivor-Lewis surgery on short term quality of life (QL) of patients with esophageal cancer. METHODS Thirty-nine consecutive patients with esophageal cancer were classified into HVATS group (n = 21) and Ivor-Lewis group (n = 18) randomly, all patients completed the… CONTINUE READING