Hand-assisted laparoscopic colectomy vs open colectomy: a prospective randomized study


Background: We compared the perioperative parameters and outcomes achieved with hand-assisted laparoscopic colectomy (HALC) vs open colectomy (OC) for the management of benign and malignant colorectal disease, including cancer patients treated with curative intent. Methods: Sixty eligible patients were randomized to either HALC (n = 30) or OC (n = 30… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-003-8148-3

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