Is minimally invasive esophagectomy beneficial to elderly patients with esophageal cancer?

Abstract

Open esophagectomy (OE) in elderly patients with esophageal cancer is hazardous due to high surgical mortality and limited survival. The aim of this study was to explore whether minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) has perioperative or long-term benefits in elderly patients with esophageal cancer compared with OE. Between February 2005 and June 2013, 407… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-014-3753-x

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