Methods of esophagogastric anastomoses following esophagectomy for cancer: A systematic review.


Anastomotic complications are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality following esophagectomy for cancer. Conflicting reports exist regarding the superiority of hand-sewn versus stapled techniques. This systematic review identified eight randomized clinical trials examining this issue. None of the studies reported significant differences in leak… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jso.21510


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