Comparison of hand-assisted laparoscopy versus open and laparoscopic techniques in urology procedures: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Wadstrm2011ComparisonOH,
  title={Comparison of hand-assisted laparoscopy versus open and laparoscopic techniques in urology procedures: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Jonas Wadstr{\"o}m and Amber L. Martin and Rhonda P. Estok and Catherine J. Mercaldi and Michael D. Stifelman},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={1095-104}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) is an integral part of the urologist's armamentarium. We aimed to perform a comprehensive meta-analysis comparing HALS renal surgery with open and laparoscopic techniques. METHODS A systematic review and meta-analysis of HALS renal procedures (donor nephrectomy, nephrectomy, or nephroureterectomy) from 1996 to 2007 was performed. RESULTS Sixty-two studies of 30 donor nephrectomy, 21 radical nephrectomy, and 14… CONTINUE READING