Both patients underwent minimally invasive esophagectomy. All patients had R0 resection, and 1 patient in minimally invasive group was found to have disease at PEG site on final histopathology.
Over the past decade many institutions had been performing minimally invasive esophagectomy as an alternative to open procedure and had shown it to be equally safe [9-12].
Minimally invasive esophagectomy when performed in the learning phase has acceptable morbidity and mortality.
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Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) has emerged as a means to reduce the morbidity and mortality of esophagectomy; however there is still little documentation of treatment outcomes in the setting of acute perforation.
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