Minimally invasive surgical approach compared with open pancreaticoduodenectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis on the feasibility and safety.

@article{Lei2014MinimallyIS,
  title={Minimally invasive surgical approach compared with open pancreaticoduodenectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis on the feasibility and safety.},
  author={Purun Lei and Bo Wei and Weiping Guo and Hong-bo Wei},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={296-305}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic and robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy have started utilization tentatively; however, the clinical benefits are still controversial. This study aims to evaluate the safety and efficiency of minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy. METHODS A systematic literature search was performed through PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library database without restriction to regions, publication types, or languages. Nine studies that compared laparoscopic/robotic with open… CONTINUE READING

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