[Comparative study of perioperative complications and lymphadenectomy between minimally invasive esophagectomy and open procedure].

OBJECTIVE To analyze the differences in perioperative morbidity and lymph node dissection between minimally invasive esophageal carcinoma resection and open procedure. METHODS From January to December 2011, 72 patients with esophageal cancer underwent surgery. Thirty-four patients underwent video-assisted esophagectomy, and 38 underwent open procedure. In… CONTINUE READING