Laparoscopic versus Open Resection of Small Bowel Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Chen2017LaparoscopicVO,
  title={Laparoscopic versus Open Resection of Small Bowel Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis},
  author={Ke Chen and Bin Zhang and Yue-long Liang and Lin Ji and Shun-Jie Xia and Yu Pan and Xue-Yong Zheng and Xian-fa Wang and Xiujun Cai},
  booktitle={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic resection (LAP) for small bowel gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) is not as common as for stomach. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of LAP for small bowel GISTs with systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS The Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Embase, and PubMed databases before December 2016 were comprehensively searched to retrieve comparative trials of LAP and conventional open resection (OPEN) for GISTs of small bowel with a relevance… CONTINUE READING
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