Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and pancreatoduodenectomy: is it worthwhile? A meta-analysis of laparoscopic pancreatectomy.

@article{Nakamura2013LaparoscopicDP,
  title={Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and pancreatoduodenectomy: is it worthwhile? A meta-analysis of laparoscopic pancreatectomy.},
  author={Masafumi Nakamura and Hiroshi Nakashima},
  journal={Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={421-8}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE This study was performed to evaluate the outcomes of laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) and laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy (LPD) compared with the open method using meta-analysis. METHODS A literature search was performed to identify comparative studies of laparoscopic versus open pancreatectomy. Perioperative outcomes were evaluated by meta-analysis using a fixed effect model and random effects model. RESULTS Twenty-four studies of LDP and three studies of LPD… CONTINUE READING

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