Comparison of perioperative outcomes between laparoscopic and open approach for pancreatoduodenectomy: the PADULAP randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg 2018; 268: 731-739.

Published: 6th February 2019

Authors: Poves I, Burdío F, Morató O, Iglesias M, Radosevic A, Ilzarbe L et al.


Conversion to open surgery was needed in 8/34 laparoscopic procedures. The laparoscopic approach took longer (median 486 vs 365 min, P=0.0001), but complications were fewer (P=0.04) and duration of hospital stay was shorter (median 13.5 versus 17 days, P=0.024) in this study of 66 procedures.

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