Laparoscopic resection of rectosigmoid carcinoma: prospective randomised trial.

@article{Leung2004LaparoscopicRO,
  title={Laparoscopic resection of rectosigmoid carcinoma: prospective randomised trial.},
  author={K. L. Leung and Samuel Po-Yin Kwok and Steve C W Lam and Janet Fung-yee Lee and Raymond Ying-Chang Yiu and Simon Siu Man Ng and Paul B. S. Lai and Wan Yee Joseph Lau},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2004},
  volume={363 9416},
  pages={1187-92}
}
BACKGROUND Although laparoscopic resection of colorectal carcinoma improves post-operative recovery, long-term survival and disease control are the determining factors for its application. We aimed to test the null hypothesis that there was no difference in survival after laparoscopic and open resection for rectosigmoid cancer. METHODS From Sept 21, 1993, to Oct 21, 2002, 403 patients with rectosigmoid carcinoma were randomised to receive either laparoscopic assisted (n=203) or conventional… CONTINUE READING
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