Outcomes of Transhiatal and Intercostal Pleural Drain After Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy: Comparative Analysis of Two Consecutive Patient Cohorts.

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BACKGROUND In a previous proof of concept study, transhiatal pleural drain has been shown to be safe and effective after hybrid Ivor Lewis esophagectomy. Aim of this study was to compare the short-term outcomes of transhiatal and intercostal pleural drainage. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is an observational retrospective cohort study. Two methods of pleural… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/lap.2018.0031

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