A nationwide comparison of laparoscopic and open distal pancreatectomy for benign and malignant disease.

@article{Rooij2015ANC,
  title={A nationwide comparison of laparoscopic and open distal pancreatectomy for benign and malignant disease.},
  author={Thijs de Rooij and Anneke P. J. Jilesen and Djamila Boerma and Bert. A. Bonsing and Koop Bosscha and Ronald M. van Dam and Susan van Dieren and Marcel G. W. Dijkgraaf and Casper H J van Eijck and Michael F. Gerhards and Harry van Goor and Erwin van der Harst and Ignace H. J. T. de Hingh and Geert Kazemier and Joost M. Klaase and I Quintus Molenaar and Els J M Nieveen Nieveen van Dijkum and Gijs A. Patijn and Hjalmar C. van Santvoort and Joris J. G. Scheepers and George P. van der Schelling and Egbert Sieders and Jantien A. Vogel and Olivier R. C. Busch and Marc Gerard Besselink},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2015},
  volume={220 3},
  pages={263-270.e1}
}
BACKGROUND Cohort studies from expert centers suggest that laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) is superior to open distal pancreatectomy (ODP) regarding postoperative morbidity and length of hospital stay. But the generalizability of these findings is unknown because nationwide data on LDP are lacking. STUDY DESIGN Adults who had undergone distal pancreatectomy in 17 centers between 2005 and 2013 were analyzed retrospectively. First, all LDPs were compared with all ODPs. Second, groups… CONTINUE READING
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