Laparoscopic versus open liver resection: a meta-analysis of long-term outcome

@inproceedings{Parks2014LaparoscopicVO,
  title={Laparoscopic versus open liver resection: a meta-analysis of long-term outcome},
  author={Kevin Ryan Parks and Yen-Hong Kuo and John Mihran Davis and Brittany O’ Brien and Ellen J Hagopian},
  booktitle={HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic liver resection is growing in popularity, but the long-term outcome of patients undergoing laparoscopic liver resection for malignancy has not been established. This paper is a meta-analysis and compares the long-term survival of patients undergoing laparoscopic (LHep) versus open (OHep) liver resection for the treatment of malignant liver tumours. METHODS A PubMed database search identified comparative human studies analysing LHep versus OHep for malignant tumours… CONTINUE READING