Comparison of the short-term quality of life in patients with esophageal cancer after subtotal esophagectomy via video-assisted thoracoscopic or open surgery.

@article{Wang2010ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the short-term quality of life in patients with esophageal cancer after subtotal esophagectomy via video-assisted thoracoscopic or open surgery.},
  author={Hao Wang and Mingxiang Feng and Lijie Tan and Qun Wang},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={408-14}
}
For patients with esophageal cancer, radical surgical resection of the esophagus and surrounding lymph nodes is the only curative treatment option. The conventional open esophagectomy has the disadvantage of extensive trauma and slow recovery. Recently, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been applied in esophagectomy, and it appears to have… CONTINUE READING