Laparoscopic versus open distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and high-quality nonrandomized studies.

@article{Vinuela2012LaparoscopicVO,
  title={Laparoscopic versus open distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and high-quality nonrandomized studies.},
  author={Eduardo F. Vinuela and Mithat Gonen and Murray F. Brennan and Daniel G. Coit and Vivian E Mack Strong},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={255 3},
  pages={446-56}
}
OBJECTIVE To perform a meta-analysis of high-quality published trials, randomized and observational, comparing laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LDG) and open distal gastrectomy (ODG) for gastric cancer. BACKGROUND Controversy persists about the clinical utility of minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of gastric cancer. Prospective data is… CONTINUE READING