Laparoscopic Versus Open Gastrectomy for Early Gastric Cancer in Asia: A Meta-Analysis

  title={Laparoscopic Versus Open Gastrectomy for Early Gastric Cancer in Asia: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={C. Zhang and Shu-chen Chen and Zi-Feng Feng and Z. Zhao and J. Wang and D. Dai},
  journal={Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques},
  • C. Zhang, Shu-chen Chen, +3 authors D. Dai
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
  • Objective: To perform a meta-analysis comparing laparoscopic versus open gastrectomy (LG vs. OG) for early gastric cancer (EGC) in Asia. Methods: PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, AMED, the Cochrane database of Systematic Reviews, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure electronic databases were systematically searched for studies published between January 1, 1992 and July 1, 2012. A series of clinical indices, including operative time, incision length… CONTINUE READING
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