Open vs Laparoscopically-assisted Esophagectomy for Cancer: A Multicentric Phase III Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
Open Versus Laparoscopically-assisted Esophagectomy for Cancer
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
To decrease postoperative major 30-days morbidity from 45% in the open arm to 25% in the laparoscopically-assisted arm.
Christophe Mariette, MD, PhD
University Hospital of Lille, France
France: National Consultative Ethics Committee for Health and Life Sciences