Recovery after open versus laparoscopic pyloromyotomy for pyloric stenosis: a double-blind multicentre randomised controlled trial.

@article{Hall2009RecoveryAO,
  title={Recovery after open versus laparoscopic pyloromyotomy for pyloric stenosis: a double-blind multicentre randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Nigel J Hall and Maurizio Pacilli and Simon Eaton and Kim R Reblock and Barbara A. Gaines and Aimee Pastor and Jacob Charles Langer and Antti Ilmari Koivusalo and Mikko Petteri Pakarinen and Lutz Stroedter and Stefan Beyerlein and Munther Haddad and Simon F J Clarke and Henri Ford and Agostino Pierro},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2009},
  volume={373 9661},
  pages={390-8}
}
BACKGROUND A laparoscopic approach to pyloromyotomy for infantile pyloric stenosis has gained popularity but its effectiveness remains unproven. We aimed to compare outcomes after open or laparoscopic pyloromyotomy for the treatment of pyloric stenosis. METHODS We did a multicentre international, double-blind, randomised, controlled trial between June, 2004, and May, 2007, across six tertiary paediatric surgical centres. 180 infants were randomly assigned to open (n=93) or laparoscopic… CONTINUE READING

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