Laparoscopic versus open colectomy for colon cancer in an older population: a cohort study

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BACKGROUND Laparoscopic colectomy for colon cancer has been compared with open colectomy in randomized controlled trials, but these studies may not be generalizable because of strict enrollment and exclusion criteria which may explicitly or inadvertently exclude older individuals due to associated comorbidities. Previous studies of older patients undergoing… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1477-7819-10-31

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