Ann Surg 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan School of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Institute of Genomics and Bioinformatics, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan Ph.D. Program in Translational Medicine, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan Center for General Education, Ming Dao University, Changhua, Taiwan Division of Chest Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan Institute of Health and Welfare Policy, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taipei, Taiwan Department of Health Care Administration, Chang Jung Christian University.
Background: The survival outcomes of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) after open or thoracoscopic upfront esophagectomy remained unclear.
Objective: The aim of this retrospective study was to compare overall survival between open and thoracoscopic esophagectomy for ESCC patients without neoadjuvant CRT.
Methods: The Taiwan Cancer Registry was investigated for ESCC cases from 2008-2016. Read More