Long-term oncologic outcomes of laparoscopic versus open partial nephrectomy.

@article{Zheng2013LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term oncologic outcomes of laparoscopic versus open partial nephrectomy.},
  author={Jun-hua Zheng and Xiao-Long Zhang and Jiang Geng and Chang-cheng Guo and Xiaopeng Zhang and Jian-ping Che and Y. -P. Yan and Bo Peng and Guang-chun Wang and Sheng-qiang Xia and Yan Xia Wu},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={126 15},
  pages={2938-42}
}
BACKGROUND Most of the literatures on laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) versus open partial nephrectomy (OPN) focus on technical details and early or mid-term oncologic outcomes, reflecting that the approach is safe and provides midterm benefits compared with traditional open surgery. However, the difference of long-term oncologic outcome between LPN and OPN remains unclear. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the long-term oncologic outcome of LPN in the treatment of localized… CONTINUE READING