Laparoscopic versus open hepatectomy for liver tumours: a case control study.

@article{Lee2007LaparoscopicVO,
  title={Laparoscopic versus open hepatectomy for liver tumours: a case control study.},
  author={Kit-fai Lee and Y. S. H. Cheung and Charing Ching Ning Chong and Yvonne W. Tsang and Wilson Wing Chi Ng and Eva Ling and John Wong and Paul B. S. Lai},
  journal={Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={442-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the benefits of laparoscopic versus open resection of liver tumours. DESIGN Case control study. SETTING Tertiary teaching hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS Data from 25 patients who underwent laparoscopic resections for liver tumours from 2003 to 2006 were compared to a retrospective series of 25 patients who underwent open hepatectomy in a pair-matched design. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Duration of operation, operative morbidity and mortality, blood loss, tumour resection… CONTINUE READING