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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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