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Minimally invasive versus open esophageal resection: three-year follow-up of the previously reported randomized controlled trial: The TIME Trial. Ann Surg 2017; 266: 232-236.

Published: 6th October 2017

Authors: Straatman J, van der Wielen N, Cuesta MA, Daams F, Roig Garcia J, Bonavina L et al.


There was no difference in three-year overall survival: 40.4% after open surgery versus 50.5% after minimally invasive surgery (P= 0.207) in this study that included 115 patients.

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