Minimally invasive esophagectomy: short- and long-term outcomes.

@article{Leibman2006MinimallyIE,
  title={Minimally invasive esophagectomy: short- and long-term outcomes.},
  author={Steve Leibman and Bernard Mark Smithers and David C. Gotley and Ian Martin and J. Meyrick Thomas},
  journal={Surgical endoscopy},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={428-33}
}
BACKGROUND We aimed to assess the outcomes including the effect on quality of life (QoL) of a group of patients having a minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE). METHODS Patients with esophageal cancer were offered MIE over a 22-month period. Data on outcomes were collected prospectively, including formal quality-of-assessments. RESULTS There were 25 patients offered MIE. Two patients were converted to a laparotomy to improve the lymphadenectomy. There were no deaths. Respiratory problems… CONTINUE READING

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