Minimally Invasive Versus Open Esophagectomy: Meta-Analysis of Outcomes

@article{Sgourakis2010MinimallyIV,
  title={Minimally Invasive Versus Open Esophagectomy: Meta-Analysis of Outcomes},
  author={George G. Sgourakis and Ines Gockel and Arnold Radtke and Thomas Johannes Musholt and Stephan Timm and Andreas D. Rink and Achilleas Tsiamis and Constantine C Karaliotas and Hauke Lang},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={55},
  pages={3031-3040}
}
BackgroundA meta-analysis of the current literature was performed to compare the perioperative outcome measures and oncological impact between minimally invasive and open esophagectomy.MethodsUsing the electronic databases Medline, Embase, Pubmed and the Cochrane Library, we performed a meta-analysis pooling the effects of outcomes of 1,008 patients enrolled into eight comparative studies, using classic and modern meta-analytic methods.ResultsTwo comparisons were considered for this systematic… CONTINUE READING
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