Transthoracic versus transhiatal esophagectomy for the treatment of esophagogastric cancer: a meta-analysis.

@article{Boshier2011TransthoracicVT,
  title={Transthoracic versus transhiatal esophagectomy for the treatment of esophagogastric cancer: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Piers Boshier and Oliver Anderson and George B. Hanna},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={254 6},
  pages={894-906}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the differences in short and long-term outcomes of transthoracic and transhiatal esophagectomy for cancer. BACKGROUND Studies have compared transthoracic with transhiatal esophagectomy with varying results. Previous systematic reviews (1999, 2001) do not include the latest randomized controlled trials. METHODS Systematic review of English-language studies comparing transthoracic with transhiatal esophagectomy up to January 31, 2010. Meta-analysis was used to summate the… CONTINUE READING
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