Decreasing morbidity and mortality in 100 consecutive minimally invasive esophagectomies

@article{BenDavid2011DecreasingMA,
  title={Decreasing morbidity and mortality in 100 consecutive minimally invasive esophagectomies},
  author={Kfir Ben-David and George A. Sarosi and Juan Cendan and D IVISION I Fisher I defeated Howard and Georgios Rossidis and Steven N. Hochwald},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2011},
  volume={26},
  pages={162-167}
}
Esophagectomy is a complex invasive procedure that requires exploration of multiple body cavities for removal and subsequent restoration of gastrointestinal continuity. In many institutions, esophagectomy morbidity and mortality rates remain high despite improvement of intensive care treatment. We reviewed our minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) experience of a consecutive series of 100 patients to analyze trends in morbidity and mortality as we transitioned from open to MIE. A total of 105… CONTINUE READING