Open right colectomy is still effective compared to laparoscopy: results of a randomized trial.

@article{Braga2007OpenRC,
  title={Open right colectomy is still effective compared to laparoscopy: results of a randomized trial.},
  author={M. Braga and Matteo Frasson and Andrea Vignali and Walter Zuliani and Valerio Di Carlo},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={246 6},
  pages={1010-4; discussion 1014-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The primary goal of this study was to clarify whether a laparoscopic (LPS) approach could be considered the dominant strategy in patients undergoing right colectomy. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Because few nonrandomized or small sized studies have been carried out so far, definitive conclusions about the role of LPS right colectomy cannot be drawn. METHODS Two hundred twenty-six patients, candidates for right colectomy, were randomly assigned to LPS (n = 113) or open (n = 113… CONTINUE READING