Elective laparoscopic versus open colectomy for diverticulosis: an analysis of ACS-NSQIP database

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The benefits of laparoscopic (LC) versus open (OC) colectomy for symptomatic colonic diverticulosis as an elective operation remain unclear. Using the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (ACS-NSQIP) participant-user file, patients were identified who underwent elective colon resection for symptomatic colonic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-011-2142-y

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