The international surgical journal with global reach

This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

Health-related quality of life following hybrid minimally invasive versus open esophagectomy for patients with esophageal cancer. Analysis of a multicenter, open-label, randomized phase III controlled trial. The MIRO Trial. Ann Surg 2020; 271: 1023-1029.

Published: 25th August 2020

Authors: Mariette C, Markar S, Dabakuyo-Yonli TS, Meunier B, Pezet D, Collet D et al.


Short-term reductions in quality of life were less pronounced in the group who had minimally invasive surgery, particularly in role functioning (P=0.04) and social functioning (P=0.0003). Differences persisted for up to two years, possibly because of fewer complications after minimally invasive surgery.

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