Prospective randomized clinical trial comparing laparoscopic cholecystectomy and hybrid natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) (NCT00835250)

@article{Noguera2012ProspectiveRC,
  title={Prospective randomized clinical trial comparing laparoscopic cholecystectomy and hybrid natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) (NCT00835250)},
  author={Jos{\'e} F. Noguera and Angel R Cuadrado and Carlos Dolz and Jose Luis Montiel Olea and Juan Carlos Garc{\`i}a},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2012},
  volume={26},
  pages={3435-3441}
}
Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is a technique still in experimental development whose safety and effectiveness call for assessment through clinical trials. In this paper we present a three-arm, noninferiority, prospective randomized clinical trial of 1 year duration comparing the vaginal and transumbilical approaches for transluminal endoscopic surgery with the conventional laparoscopic approach for elective cholecystectomy. Sixty female patients between the ages of 18… CONTINUE READING
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