Laparoscopic surgery versus open surgery for colon cancer: short-term outcomes of a randomised trial.

@article{Veldkamp2005LaparoscopicSV,
  title={Laparoscopic surgery versus open surgery for colon cancer: short-term outcomes of a randomised trial.},
  author={Ruben Veldkamp and Esther Kuhry and Wim C. J. Hop and Johannes Jeekel and Geert Kazemier and H Jaap Bonjer and E Haglind and Lars A P{\aa}hlman and Miguel A Cuesta and Simon Msika and Mario Morino and Antonio M Lacy},
  journal={The Lancet. Oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={6 7},
  pages={477-84}
}
BACKGROUND The safety and short-term benefits of laparoscopic colectomy for cancer remain debatable. The multicentre COLOR (COlon cancer Laparoscopic or Open Resection) trial was done to assess the safety and benefit of laparoscopic resection compared with open resection for curative treatment of patients with cancer of the right or left colon. METHODS 627 patients were randomly assigned to laparoscopic surgery and 621 patients to open surgery. The primary endpoint was cancer-free survival 3… CONTINUE READING
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