Laparoscopy versus open distal gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Qiu2013LaparoscopyVO,
  title={Laparoscopy versus open distal gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Jianguo Qiu and Prasoon Pankaj and Hui Jiang and Yong Zeng and Hong Wu},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) is one of the most accepted laparoscopic procedures in the field of gastric surgery. However, currently this procedure for the advanced gastric cancer (AGC) has still not reached the area of the popularization. The aim of this study was to compare laparoscopy with open distal gastrectomy in AGC patients using the meta-analytical techniques. METHODS The Medline Ovid, PubMed, Cochrane Library, and the Controlled Trials Registry were… CONTINUE READING

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