Tag: esophagectomy

1. A hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy approach (Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy) was found to have lower rates of intraoperative and postoperative complications after 30 days as compared to an open esophagectomy approach. 2. Disease-free survival and overall survival, though not statistically significant, trended towards higher rates with the minimally invasive hybrid approach. Evidence...
1. A hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy approach (Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy) was found to have lower rates of intraoperative and postoperative complications after 30 days as compared to an open esophagectomy approach. 2. Disease-free survival and overall survival, though not statistically significant, trended towards higher rates with the minimally invasive hybrid approach. Evidence...
1. Supraclavicular lymph node (SCLN) positive patients with esophageal cancer, who were subsequently SCLN negative after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, were not shown have a decreased 3-year survival rate following esophagectomy compared to patients who were originally SCLN negative. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)            Study Rundown: Esophageal cancer is a particularly...
Image: PD 1. The ability to identify surgeons with high mortality rates is poor in surgical specialties with low overall procedure numbers.  2. Solutions to the reporting bias created by low case numbers include: using data from care units rather than individual surgeons in statistical analysis, identifying common negative postoperative outcomes,...