[Comparison of short-term outcomes of hand-assisted laparoscopic, laparoscopic, and open surgery in the treatment of rectal cancer].

@article{Ju2014ComparisonOS,
  title={[Comparison of short-term outcomes of hand-assisted laparoscopic, laparoscopic, and open surgery in the treatment of rectal cancer].},
  author={Haixing Ju and Xin Huang and Yuping Zhu and Haiyang Feng and Dechuan Li},
  journal={Zhonghua wei chang wai ke za zhi = Chinese journal of gastrointestinal surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={
          574-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the short-term outcomes for hand-assisted, laparoscopic, and open resection for rectal cancer. METHODS Three hundred ninety patients with rectal cancer who underwent curative resection between June 2009 and June 2012 were included. Patients were classified into a hand-assisted group (HALS, n=101), a laparoscopic surgery group (LS, n=157), and an open surgery group (OS, n=132). Patient and disease characteristics, operative parameters… CONTINUE READING