DOTE - Volume 33, Issue 8, August 2020

Checkout the latest DOTE issue for articles on Benign Esophageal and Malignant Esophageal Diseases; See the full table of contents.

Management of paraesophageal hernia review of clinical studies: timing to surgery, mesh use, fundoplication, gastropexy and other controversies

DOTE Volume 33, Issue 8 | Editor's Choice
Free Article
Despite paraesophageal hernias (PEH) being a common disorder, several aspects of their management remain elusive. Elective surgery in asymptomatic patients, management of acute presentation, and other technical aspects such as utilization of mesh, fundoplication or gastropexy are some of the debated issues. The aim of this study was to review the available evidence in an attempt to clarify current controversial topics. Read the full Management of paraesophageal hernia review of clincial studies article for free.

Totally minimally invasive esophagectomy versus hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy: systematic review and meta-analysis.
DOTE Volume 33, Issue 8| Featured Article
Members Only Article

Regarding the need to establish the safety and feasibility of total versus hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy this systemic review provides a comparison between those two methods for the treatment of esophageal cancer. It raises attention towards the importance of having randomized controlled evidence in that matter. Discover through its findings the difference between the lymph node count, anastomotic leakage rate, morbidity and operative data on both groups. Read the Totally minimally invasive article.