Laparoscopic versus open colorectal resection for cancer: a meta-analysis of results of randomized controlled trials on recurrence.

@article{Liang2008LaparoscopicVO,
  title={Laparoscopic versus open colorectal resection for cancer: a meta-analysis of results of randomized controlled trials on recurrence.},
  author={Yong Liang and Gang Li and Ping Chen and J M Yu},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 11},
  pages={1217-24}
}
AIMS Laparoscopic resection for colorectal cancer remains controversial. This is because it is uncertain whether recurrence rates after laparoscopic-assisted surgery is comparable to those reported after open surgery. We performed a meta-analysis of the published literature in an attempt to answer this question. METHODS Eligible articles were identified by searches of MEDLINE, EMBase and the Cochrane database. Prospective randomized clinical trials were eligible if they included patients with… CONTINUE READING
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