da Vinci robotic versus laparoscopic surgery in rectal cancer: a meta-analysis of postsurgery complications


Dear Editor: Laparoscopic surgery (LS) and daVinci robot-assisted surgery (RS) are both used in rectal cancer treatment. Considering the anatomical features of rectal cancer, RS is superior to LS in mid-low set rectal operations and in anus preservation. However, it is unclear which surgical approach has a lower prevalence of postoperative complications and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00384-016-2516-7


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