Comparison of minimally invasive esophagectomy with transthoracic and transhiatal esophagectomy.

@article{Nguyen2000ComparisonOM,
  title={Comparison of minimally invasive esophagectomy with transthoracic and transhiatal esophagectomy.},
  author={Ninh Tuan Nguyen and David M Follette and Bruce M. Wolfe and Philip D. Schneider and Peter F Roberts and James E. Goodnight},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={135 8},
  pages={920-5}
}
HYPOTHESIS Minimally invasive esophagectomy can be performed as safely as conventional esophagectomy and has distinct perioperative outcome advantages. DESIGN A retrospective comparison of 3 methods of esophagectomy: minimally invasive, transthoracic, and blunt transhiatal. SETTING University medical center. PATIENTS Eighteen consecutive patients underwent combined thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy from October 9, 1998, through January 19, 2000. These patients were compared… CONTINUE READING

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