Minimally invasive oesophagectomy: a valuable alternative to open oesophagectomy for the treatment of early oesophageal and gastro-oesophageal junction carcinoma.

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OBJECTIVE The aim was to conduct a comparative analysis of outcome after minimally invasive oesophagectomy (MIO) versus open oesophagectomy (OO) for early oesophageal and gastro-oesophageal junction (GOJ) carcinoma. METHODS Inclusion criteria for MIO and a matched group of OO were pT<2 and N0. Surgical outcome, complications, survival and health-related… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2011.01.086

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@article{Nafteux2011MinimallyIO, title={Minimally invasive oesophagectomy: a valuable alternative to open oesophagectomy for the treatment of early oesophageal and gastro-oesophageal junction carcinoma.}, author={Philippe R Nafteux and Johnny Moons and Willy J Coosemans and Herbert Decaluw{\'e} and G. Anton Decker and Paul R De Leyn and Dirk E Van Raemdonck and Toni E M R Lerut}, journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery}, year={2011}, volume={40 6}, pages={1455-63; discussion 1463-4} }