Minimally invasive esophagectomy: an overview.

  title={Minimally invasive esophagectomy: an overview.},
  author={Bernard Mark Smithers},
  journal={Expert review of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  volume={4 1},
Minimally invasive approaches to esophageal resection have been shown to be feasible and safe, with outcomes similar to open esophagectomy. There are no controlled trials comparing the outcomes of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) with open techniques, just a few comparative studies and many single institution series from which assessment of MIE and its present role have been made. The reported improvements from MIE approaches include reduced blood loss, time in intensive care and time in… CONTINUE READING

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