Comparison of short-term surgical outcomes between laparoscopic and open total gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma: case-control study using propensity score matching method.

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BACKGROUND To evaluate the technical feasibility and safety of laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG) for gastric carcinoma, this study compared short-term surgical outcomes between LTG and open total gastrectomy (OTG) using the propensity score matching method. STUDY DESIGN After generating propensity scores given the covariates of age, sex, body mass… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.10.014

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