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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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