Is There Any Benefit to Incorporating a Laparoscopic Procedure into Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy? The Impact on Perioperative Results in Patients with Esophageal Cancer

@article{Lee2011IsTA,
  title={Is There Any Benefit to Incorporating a Laparoscopic Procedure into Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy? The Impact on Perioperative Results in Patients with Esophageal Cancer},
  author={J. Lee and Jen-Wei Cheng and Ming-Tsang Lin and Pei-Ming Huang and Jin-Shing Chen and Y Lee},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={790-797}
}
The benefit of using the laparoscopic approach in minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) has not been established. We therefore compared the outcome of esophagectomy for patients with esophageal cancer performed with open surgery, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)/laparotomy (hybrid MIE), and VATS/ laparoscopy (total MIE). Patients with esophageal cancer undergoing tri-incisional esophagectomy with three different approaches between 2005 and 2009 were analyzed from a prospective database… CONTINUE READING

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