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

Hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. N Engl J Med 2019; 380: 152-162.

Published: 22nd March 2019

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


Minimally invasive surgery reduced the rate of major postoperative complications (mostly pulmonary) from 64 to 36 per cent (P<0.001), and improved overall three year survival from 55 to 67 per cent in this study that included 207 procedures.

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