Effects of hybrid minimally invasive oesophagectomy on major postoperative pulmonary complications.

@article{Briez2012EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of hybrid minimally invasive oesophagectomy on major postoperative pulmonary complications.},
  author={Nicolas Briez and Guillaume Piessen and Fabio S{\'a}nchez Torres and Gilles Lebuffe and J. Triboulet and Christophe Mariette},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={99 11},
  pages={1547-53}
}
BACKGROUND Morbidity after oesophageal cancer surgery remains high, mainly due to major postoperative pulmonary complications (MPPCs). The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that hybrid minimally invasive oesophagectomy (HMIO) decreases the 30-day MPPC rate without compromising oncological outcomes. METHODS Consecutive patients undergoing curative oesophagectomy for cancer by laparoscopic gastric mobilization and open thoracotomy (HMIO) between January 2004 and December 2009 were… CONTINUE READING
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